We are saddened and shocked to learn that Joey Jordison, founding member and drummer of Slipknot (who left the band in 2013), has passed away at age 46. No cause of death has been given, but when Joey left Slipknot, he cited illness, saying, "I got really really sick with a horrible disease called transverse myelitis, I lost my legs. I couldn’t play any more. It was a form of multiple sclerosis, which I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy."
A statement from Joey's family says that he "passed away peacefully in his sleep." The full statement reads: