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Members Of Korn, Shadows Fall And Hatebreed Pay Tribute To Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray

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As was reported yesterday, Slipknot bass player Paul Gray was found dead in a Urbandale, Iowa hotel room at around 10:50 yesterday morning, with the cause of death currently unknown. Several of his peers have posted tributes online, including a video message from Munky of Korn. You can check out the tributes below.

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall): "I'm so crushed to hear about the passing of Paul Gray. I had the pleasure of first getting to know him on a press trip to New York City before our tour with Slipknot and Lamb Of God in 2005 and then sharing stages and good times with him and the boys around the world. He was a great musician, an underrated songwriter and a truly warm soul underneath the evil mask he rocked onstage. This is a huge loss to the metal world. He will be missed deeply." (courtesy of MTV News)

Chris Beattie (Hatebreed): "It came as a surprise today to hear that Paul Gray passed this morning. He was a great guy and an amazing bass player. I consider it an honor to have gotten to know him. His contribution to the music world was enormous and will live on forever. R.I.P."

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed): "Paul was a stand-up guy and a great musician. He and Slipknot changed the face of rock music as we know it. Just about every metal band member from 1999 onward owes him a salute. My condolences to his band, family and fans. We'll miss you dearly, Paul. We are eternally grateful to you."

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1. Duality writes:

This is just terrible.....I remember throwing away my Limp bizkit CD's when i started listening to these guys......I once headbanged so hard to these guys that my nose started bleeding.

Slipknot 4ever.

# May 25, 2010 @ 7:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. KayLee writes:

Paul Gray was the reason i started playing bass and it is DEVASTATING to hear this :*( you will be dearly missed

# May 25, 2010 @ 8:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. jalil writes:

paul gray recall that has been established Slipknot

# May 25, 2010 @ 9:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. darkenbeat writes:

RIP man...

# May 25, 2010 @ 11:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RTB writes:

Will be eagerly waiting the bands response (slipknot)

# May 25, 2010 @ 11:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. METAL213 writes:

This is just horrible. My thoughts go out to his bandmates and friends, but especially to his wife carrying their first child. That must be just devastating to never get to see you first born kid. R.I.P. Paul

# May 25, 2010 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. metalgod666 writes:

we will miss you paul r.i.p.

# May 25, 2010 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Hammerheart writes:

I'm curious as to why the members of Slipknot haven't said anything about this yet..

# May 25, 2010 @ 1:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. azz writes:

r.i.p paul

# May 25, 2010 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. wilco writes:

rip paul you will be missed
all the stenght to his wife and family

# May 25, 2010 @ 7:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. KORNDOGG writes:

Very sad. RIP. I personally hope the band remains together and carries on. But its hard to replace someone like him!

# May 25, 2010 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. SnuffTheMaggotVermillion15 writes:

I Would Just Like To Express My Grave Sadness And Condolences To The Members Of Slipknot And The Entire Gray Family. Paul Was A True Talent And One Of The Brightest Stars To EVER Walk This Earth. He Was An Astonishing Bass Player Who Was A Founding Factor In My Favorite Band. To Slipknot, Brenna, And The Entire Gray Family I'll Keep You In My Prayers. I Love You Paul And You Will Be Missed!!!!!

# May 26, 2010 @ 3:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Caveman1 writes:

i hope hes actually able to watch over his wife & kid, but death is probly just darkness so real sad sh**e here. no more deaths in 2010 please

# May 26, 2010 @ 11:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Even with all the slipknot bashing i dish out, pauls passing actually made me sad. Not dio sad, but nonetheless upsetting. Not to mention he was one of the players in the band i considered good at what they did. Irregardless of talent, or whether i like a band, dying before the birth of your first child is f***ed up and i wish that on no one. Well, maybe corey. rip paul

# May 26, 2010 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Riku writes:

that suck i meane no disrespect but with all the rock stars dieing feirst dio now pual gray whos next

# May 28, 2010 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Blindgreed1 writes:

FAN: I'm ashamed of you... "Irregardless" is not a word. I've grown to expect so much more from you.

# May 28, 2010 @ 4:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. INDO METALER writes:

GREAT FOR F*C*ING sh** MAN, THAT DO NOT HAVE FAITH..JUST GOING HELL..METAL

# May 30, 2010 @ 2:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. ANTI"SATANIC" By INDO METAL HEAD writes:

GO HELL ATHEIST 'SATANIC F**KING a$$ HOLE, MEET YOUR DAMN ANTON LEVEY MUSICIAN..I LIKE METAL MUSIC BUT I HATE SOME MAN BEHIND IT!

# May 30, 2010 @ 3:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. RTB writes:

Indo are you PKI?

# May 30, 2010 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. the munchkin writes:

just like the first guy commented...we all love head banging to slipknot...my neck muscled kept pushing my neck forward from all the headbanging....best wishes to the band and to the gray family (sic) we hold our horns high for those metal gods who lost their lives \m/

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