Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has died at the age of 46.

His family released the following statement:

“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. He was 46.

Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow.

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 of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time.

The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes.”

Many other musicians, including Jordison’s former Slipknot’s bandmates, frontman Corey Taylor, percussionist M. Shawn Crahan and guitarist Jim Root have all posted their shock, and sympathies, on social media

4 Responses

  1. This guys was a great drummer and artist. I missed seeing him with the 9 of the Knot. Great loss for the band 8 years ago and for all of us who loved him. Poor guy apparently had some disease similar to M called Transverse Myelitis.

    I think he’s the 3rd member to die young in this great metal band from Iowa.

    What a shame. RIP JJ

  2. Though I am not really a Slipknot fan, I did hear the album Iowa and some of their other songs.
    Jordison was a monster, and I loved hearing his battering ram double bass.
    I also remember reading in Rolling Stone about a car his aunt owned that he was always fond of, so she passed it down to him when he got his driver’s license.
    Joey Jordison, Dusty Hill, Jeff LeBar, Robby Steinhardt, Mike Howe and yes Biz Marky, man a lot of people passed away these past few weeks. Even if I never followed or was aware of a few of them, glad to see that the press gives them some recognition.

    1. Didn’t realize those other from Cinderella, Kansas & Metal Church had passed, too. Tough week. RIP

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