Paul Gray in the band Slipknot (2008)
|Born||April 8, 1972
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Died||May 24, 2010
Urbandale, Iowa, United States
|Associated acts||Slipknot, Reggie and the Full Effect|
Paul Dedrick Gray (April 8, 1972 – May 24, 2010) was an American musician and bassist for Nu Metal band Slipknot. He was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to Slipknot's home town when he was just a baby.
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His physician Daniel Baldi was charged with involuntary manslaughter in September 2011. Baldi was accused of continuing to write high-doses of prescription drugs for Gray even though it was known that Gray was a known drug addict. He was also charged with the deaths of seven others and pleaded not guilty when he faced charges.
References[change | edit source]
- "Slipknot co-founder Paul Gray found dead at Urbandale hotel". Des Moines Register. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20100524/NEWS/100524023/-1/SHAWN_JOHNSON/Police-Slipknot-bassist-found-dead-at-Urbandale-hotel?nclick_check=1. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
- "Slipknot bassist died of morphine overdose". MSNBC. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/37836072/ns/today-entertainment/#.UOE4kORJOAg. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
- "Slipknot bassist's doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/sep/06/paul-gray-doctor-involuntary-manslaughter-slipknot. Retrieved 2012-12-30.