Slipknot bassist Paul Gray (pka #2) dead in motel room.
Paul Gray pka #2 or "The Pig" bottom left found dead in motel room!
Another sad day in music folks!
Des Moines, Iowa; May 24, 2010 — A local hotel worker found the bassist dead this morning. Paul Grey, known as #2, or "The Pig" in the self-titled years, the lively bassist from Los Angeles who relocated with family to Des Moines and joined Slipknot and has played for the entire Slipknot career up to this point. Paul had a darker side to his life, dealing with drugs and alcohol abuse, and then getting married and expecting a child with his wife, Brenna, later this year.
I first saw Slipknot at Dotfest 2 in 1997, shortly after they formed and right before they were signed. Clown came out and moshed with the crowd, and Pig had his pig mask on and was WICKED on the bass!
Paul will be missed.
For more info: There will be follow-up information to this story as it becomes available. No cause of death has been determined yet. RIP Paul
Article found on the Examiner >HERE<