Former Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Dead at 46

Joey Jordison was one of the founders of Slipknot's heavy metal band. He has now passed away. According to his family, Joey died Monday in his sleep. Although the cause of his death is not known, his family has released a statement saying that he died peacefully. According to Joey's family, Joey's passing "has left us empty hearts and feeling of indescribable sadness"... They're thinking back to Joey as a prolific drummer, musician, and artist, with a quick wit and gentle personality, and a huge heart. Joey's family has told us that they will have a private funeral for him. However, it is not clear when. Joey is well-known for founding Slipknot in 1995. He played drums for the band's super successful group. JJ was a drummer for Slipknot on five studio albums, and also performed on the live album "9.0 Live." Joey was also a member of other bands. He left Slipknot in 2013, and started Scar The Martyr. Joey plays drums as well. He was a guitarist in the metal band Murderdolls, and most recently was a member of the band Sinsaenum. Joey has been a member of many heavy metal bands over his career, including Otep and Satyricon, as well as Rob Zombie and Metallica. Joey was 46. RIP