JOEY Jordison was found dead at 46, years after the Slipknot drummer announced he was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a form of multiple sclerosis that lost power in his legs.
Jordison’s death also comes as Metallica released a new collab with Slipknot bandmate Corey Taylor, just hours before the band expressed condolences for Jordison’s passing.
According to a statement from Jordison’s family, “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.”
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