London, July 28: The former drummer of US heavy metal band Slipknot, Joey Jordison, has died at the age of 46.
In a statement, Jordison's family said he passed away peacefully in his sleep.
They did not reveal his cause of death, but said his passing had left them with "empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow".
Jordison was one of Slipknot's original members, founding the band in 1995 along with percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray.
The group released a successful self-titled debut album four years later. The band went on to sell millions of albums globally, find mainstream US chart success and win a Grammy award.
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