Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison passed away

The former drummer of American rock band Slipknot, Joey Jordison, has died at the age of 46. It was reported by Billboard July 27, citing the family of the musician.

Jordison passed away in his sleep on Monday, July 26. It is known that the musician’s funeral will take place behind closed doors. Reasons for the death have not yet been released.

The rock band Slipknot was founded in 1995 in the U.S. state of Iowa. For more than 18 years, Jordison was the band’s drummer, which he left in 2013. By his own admission, he did so because of a serious illness, transverse myelitis.

Joey Jordisson was behind the creation of the band Slipknot, known for its intimidating image of masked creatures. After leaving Slipknot, Jordison played in such bands as Scar the Martyr and Sinsaenum.

Several of the band’s albums have been recognized as platinum. In 2006 the band won a Grammy Award for the song Before I Forget.