Autopsy on Paul Gray's Body Is Done, Cause of Death Still Unclear

May 26, 2010 03:16:50 GMT

Police in Urbandale, Iowa stated that the band's bassist's cause of death is still under investigation and the Polk County Medical Examiner is awaiting the results of toxicology testing.

Autopsy on Paul Gray's Body Is Done, Cause of Death Still Unclear
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An autopsy of Slipknot's bassist Paul Gray, who was found dead in an Iowa hotel room early Monday morning, May 24, has revealed no cause of death, Urbandale, Iowa police told Des Moines Register on Tuesday, May 25. The cause of death is still under investigation and the Polk County Medical Examiner is awaiting the results of toxicology testing.

Police further revealed that Dr. Gregory Schmunk informed the investigation could be four to six weeks before all of the test results are complete and the cause of death can be determined. Meanwhile, the autopsy reportedly affirmed that no evidence of foul play or trauma in Paul's death was found and Paul had been dead for several hours before his body was discovered.

Following Paul Gray's sudden death, tributes to him have poured in from fans and fellow musicians. Slipknot's frontman Corey Taylor, during an emotional press conference held in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday evening along with the other band members, said, "The only way I can sum up Paul Gray is 'love.' Everything he did, he did for everyone around him whether he knew you or not."

Additionally, thrash metal band Sepultura said in a statement, "RIP Paul Gray, we're shocked and very sad. This is another tragic loss for our metal community," while his fans deluged a message board on the slipknot-metal site.

Korn's guitarist James 'Munky' Shaffer said, "I want to send my love to his family and the band, they're going through a really very hard time right now. I'm speechless, I just want to send my prayers, love and respect to everybody that is surrounding his wife and his baby to be."

Among the mourners is Paul's pregnant wife, Brenna Gray. Joining Slipknot at the press conference, Brenna said, "Paul was my husband, an amazing person, and I want people to remember him for just that. And his daughter will remember him for the way he was."


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posted by wade on Aug 21, 2011
R.I.P #2 u will be missed
posted by jtysweett42 on Sep 18, 2010
I just want to say that if it wasn't for music i would have already given up on life and slipknot has always been one of my most favorite bands and i did get to see them in concert when they finaly stopped in AR after 10 years and this is all just so sudden and my wishes go out to his wife and soon to be child. RIP Paul we love ya from all your maggots.
posted by Liiam on Jul 27, 2010
R.I.P paul. gone but never forgotten.
posted by Maggot hepner on Jun 01, 2010
My heart gos out to the band and his wife, he will forever be missed.
posted by Maggotnomatterwat on May 29, 2010
I dont even know where to begin slipknot's music has helped me through everything . I've been a maggot since I was in 6 grade I had/have everyone of their songs memorized and I have every magazine with them featured. Although I never had the honor of seeing slipknot perform live I will never forget paul grey and I know maggots everywhere will keep his memory alive my condolences to his wife and his child to be. And to all the slipknot members I know that you will make it through because there are always people in our lives that we will loose but we always manage to get through it without forgetting that person. I hope that they can get through this together and continue with slipknot because it truely is a great band . RIP PAUL GREY - MEMORIES OF YOU WILL NEVER GO DEAD .
posted by Cradle Philic on May 28, 2010
Paul, Dead Memoriez are getting alive remembering you
posted by Roxbin on May 28, 2010
All will gn,u also go but ur bass that's make us psycho ,ur soul will rest in peace but Paul gray ,we never frget u,but ever miss u u.
posted by maggot4life on May 28, 2010
all maggots are covered in a heavy blanket of sorrow for the loss of Paul! My condolances go out to slipknot stay strong guys! I saw a pic of corey holding shawn and it just made me cry. I always thought of these guys as so strong and to see them fall apart like this just rips me apart! Rest in Peace Paul. We'll see you up there eventually!
posted by BeautyKills on May 27, 2010
Paul, I will remember you everytime I heard a slipknot song. I'm happy I still had the chance 2 see you live at Graspop in Belgium last year. My condolances to Slipknot and Paul's wife Brenna...We'll all miss you man. The world of metal has lost 2 amazing artists in too little time. Rock on.
posted by Maggot_Drummer_4_Lif on May 26, 2010
R.I.P Paul you were an amazing musician and you will be greatly missed, Condolence to Slipknot and your wife. You'll always be around whenever/wherever a Slipknot song is played you will be remembered man. Keep rocking man \m/
posted by XstoltzX on May 26, 2010
dude thats messed up. i think it was an overdose. its bad enough we lost Ronnnie. i bet anything next is brett michaels. i dont want anymore dead but thats the way things are
posted by maggot44 on May 26, 2010
we loved you paul and we will always love you! your a great musician!!!! stay sic maggots!!
posted by Lex_Heretic_666 on May 26, 2010
Paul, Dude The maggots miss you so much man. Love and Hugs to the band and most importantly his wife Brenna
posted by +sic+ on May 26, 2010
we love you and miss you paul
posted by stoya on May 26, 2010
this is a very sad time 4 slipknot fans, and my thoughts go out to pauls wife brenna and his daughter 2 b, he will b greatly missed by all the maggots, R.I.P Paul Gray
posted by slipknot freak44 on May 26, 2010
thats so unfair that paul had to go. brenna must be devastated. i know i am. what is to become of slipknot?
posted by Grays Slipknot on May 26, 2010
Paul gray, man u have left this world prematurly and that sucks for knot fans the band and especially ur wife and lil 1. But ur soul lives on. Everytime u guys come to cardiff it wud be strange how i wud get to the front always in front of u. Crunching fk out ur bass. I hope in a way slipknot carry on in ur memory, cause it wud be terrible if they didnt, i know u wud want them to carry on. Paul u will be sorely missed. Keep jamming. Adam south wales
posted by Fryzie on May 25, 2010
Us Maggots will miss you #2, keep rockin' man. Condolences to the rest of the band, especially the original 2 left, and to his wife Brenna

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