2:09 p.m. Pacific Time -Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Jordison was pronounced dead at the scene…We were told that there was no suspicion of foul play and no illegal drugs were found in the house. Forensic doctors will now work to determine the official cause of death.
Joey Jodison, One of the founding members of the heavy metal band Slipknot, already dead.
According to his family, Joey died in his sleep on Monday. The cause of death is not yet known, but a statement from his loved one said he passed away peacefully.
The family said that Joey’s death “leaves us with an empty heart and an indescribable sadness”… They remember him as a prolific drummer, musician, and artist, with a wit, gentle personality and huge Heart.
Joey’s relatives told us that they will hold a private funeral for him, but it is not clear when it will take place.
As you know… Joey is known for starting Slipknot in 1995, playing drums for super pop bands. With Slipknot, JJ played drums on 5 studio albums and performed on the live album “9.0: Live”.
Joey has also played in other bands… He left Slipknot in 2013 and formed the Scar The Martyr band, which also plays drums. He plays guitar for the metal band Murderdolls and recently rocked with the Sinsaenum band.
During his career, Joey played with a large number of heavy metal bands, such as Rob Zombie, Korn, Metallica, Otep, Satyricon and the Ministry.
Originally released-1:59 PM Pacific Time