(CNN)Joey Jordison, a laminitis of the dense metallic set Slipknot, has died, his household announced successful a connection provided Tuesday to CNN.
He was 46.
"We are heartbroken to stock the quality that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, instrumentalist and creator passed distant peacefully successful his slumber connected July 26th, 2021," the household said. "Joey's decease has near america with bare hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow."
Jordison served arsenic a drummer for Slipknot, which helium helped make successful Des Moines, Iowa, successful 1995.
The masked set burst onto the euphony country with a self-titled medium successful 1999.
They enjoyed overmuch success, including the selling of millions of records worldwide and the enactment of the Knotfest euphony festival successful 2012.
There were besides controversies surrounding immoderate of their convulsive lyrics. And founding bassist Paul Gray overdosed astatine the property of 38.
In 2013, it was announced that Jordison and the set would beryllium parting ways.
Three years aboriginal the instrumentalist revealed to Metal Hammer that helium had been diagnosed with a uncommon illness of the tense strategy and said helium was wounded aft the set fired him via email.
"No set meeting? None," Jordison told the publication. "Anything from management? No, nothing."
He besides said helium was angered that immoderate radical thought his ailment whitethorn person been connected to substance abuse, but said helium loved his bandmates and was unfastened to rejoining them.
Jordison besides launched different bands Scar the Martyr, Vimic and Sinsaenum.
In the family's connection released Tuesday they wrote "To those that knew Joey, understood his speedy wit, his gentle personality, elephantine bosom and his emotion for each things household and music."
The household volition person a backstage ceremonial service.