June 22, 2010

Slipknot Bassist & Autopsy

Months after the beloved Slipknot bassist Paul Gray passed away, an autopsy has shown he died of an accidental drug overdose.

The autopsy found he overdosed on morphine and fentanyl, which is a synthetic drug used as a substitute for morphine. A needle and pills had been found in the hotel room where he died, last may in Des Moines Iowa which was the band's hometown.

Police are currently investigating how Gray obtained the drugs, saying there is no indication he had any legal prescription for those very strong and dangerous drugs.

Slipknot Bassist & Autopsy

Autopsy results show the bassist for heavy metal band Slipknot died of an accidental overdose of morphine and fentanyl, a synthetic morphine substitute, police said Monday. Paul Gray was found dead in a suburban Des Moines hotel room on May 25. A hotel worker told a 911 dispatcher that a hypodermic needle was found near Gray's body and that pills also were found in the room. The autopsy shows he died of an overdose, Urbandale police said in a news release. They also said the autospy revealed signs of significant heart disease.

Slipknot Bassist & Autopsy

Posted at June 22, 2010 5:45 AM