Slipknot star Paul Gray died from an accidental overdose of morphine, according to newly-released toxicology and final autopsy reports. The rocker, 38, was found dead in a suburban Des Moines, Iowa hotel on May 24.
Officials at the Polk County Medical Examiner's Office also noted the presence of significant heart disease in their report as well as the drug fentanyl, a potent synthetic morphine substitute. Thus the medical examiner can also rule out foul play in the death.
Gray was found dead in a hotel room in Iowa on May 24 by the hotel's employee. The 911 call said that the body was surrounded by prescription pills and there was a hypodermic needle next to his bed.
He is survived by his wife Brenna who was expecting their first child at the time of his death.