In a shocking story this evening, Iconic Drummer and former Slipknot Member Joey Jordison has died at age 46. Joey was part of the masked metal group Slipknot from November 1995 until December 2013 and was part of numerous other music groups such as the Murderdolls & Scar the Martyr.
The statement reads: “We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021. He was 46.
“Joey‘s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow.
“To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music.
“The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time.
“The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes.”
Joey Jordison was an American music personality best as the former drummer and co-songwriter of the American heavy metal band Slipknot (1995- 2013) and later in Murderdolls (2002- 2004, 2010- 2011). The former co-founder member of Slipknot, Jordison has also worked in bands like Scar the Martyr, Vimic and Sinsaenum. Jordison is a versatile artist who moonlighted as record producer, songwriter, and played multiple instruments such as drums, guitar, bass and percussion.
Joey Jordison has been battling with acute transverse myelitis since the beginning of 2010. This eventually served as the reason for the exile of the musician from Slipknot. The 44-year-old musician also had a visit to the emergency room in 2012 after he burst his appendix right before a concert.