As posted on, Slipknot bassist Paul D. Gray was found dead at a local hotel and police have an investigation ongoing. According to the site:

“Urbandale police are investigating the death of a member of one of Iowa’s loudest and most famous bands.

Paul Dedrick Gray, 38, of Johnston was found dead at about 10:50 a.m. Monday by an employee at TownePlace Suites, 8800 Northpark Drive in Urbandale, police said.

Gray played bass guitar for Grammy-winning Slipknot and was a founding member of the Des Moines band, known among metal fans worldwide for its sound and theatricality.

There was no evidence of foul play in Gray’s death, but the investigation is ongoing, police said. An autopsy, including toxicology tests, is scheduled to be done today”