Joey Jordison, a founder of the band Slipknot, has died, his family announced in a statement provided Tuesday to CNN.
He was 46.
“We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021,” the family said. “Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow.”
Legendary band Metallica paid tribute to Jordison on their official Facebook page with a photo of him on stage and the caption “R.I.P. brother.”
In the family’s statement released Tuesday they wrote:
“To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music.”
The family will have a private funeral service.