In a statement, Jordison’s family expressed “feelings of indescribable sorrow” at his loss. While no official cause of death has been shared, his family added that Jordison had “passes away peacefully in his sleep”.
“We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on 26th, 2021. He was 46.” Read the statement. “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. The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes.”
Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has passed away at 46. RIP.
His family’s statement: pic.twitter.com/Ub0AedTICB
— ComingSoon.net (@comingsoonnet) July 27, 2021
Several members of Slipknot paid tribute to Jordison on Twitter by posting black images.
— Slipknot (@slipknot) July 27, 2021
— SHRED DJENT REDEMPTION (@CoreyTaylorRock) July 27, 2021
— M. Shawn Crahan (@MShawnCrahan) July 27, 2021
The band went on to become one of the most successful and genre-defining heavy metal bands in recent history.
He left the band in 2013 and later revealed he had suffered from a neurological diseased called transverse myelitis, which had affected his ability to play the drums.
In 2010, Jordison was voted the best drummer of the past 25 years by Rhythm Magazine. Loudwire would also name him the world’s greatest drummer in 2013 and in 2016 he received The Golden God Award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.
Rest in peace, Joey.
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