Joey Jordison, Slipknot’s founding drummer and co-writer of hits together with “Wait and Bleed”, has died on the age of 46.A consultant for his household confirmed that he died peacefully in his sleep. No reason for dying has but been specified. In an announcement, Jordison’s household stated: “Joey’s dying has left us with empty hearts and emotions of indescribable sorrow. To those who knew Joey, understood his fast wit, his light persona, big coronary heart, and his love for all issues household and music. The household of Joey have requested that buddies, followers, and media understandably respect our want for privateness and peace at this extremely troublesome time.”Followers have been paying tribute to the drummer on social media, as have figures from the music world. Trivium’s Alex Ben stated: “I don’t have phrases, to name him an inspiration could be an understatement. Numerous hours learning each transfer behind the package . I owe a lot to Joey Jordison and will by no means think about being the place I’m in the present day with out his affect. RIP.” Writing on Fb, Metallica added: “RIP brother”.Pores and skin, of Skunk Anansie, added: “RIP @thejoeyjordison. One of the crucial ferocious and entertaining bands we ever performed with. What a drummer! Rock has misplaced one other legend.”Dave Lomardo, drummer with Useless Cross, wrote: “I’m shocked and saddened to listen to of the passing of Joey Jordison. An unbelievable musician and songwriter, gone approach too quickly. My deepest condolences to his household, buddies, and all who he touched along with his expertise. RIP Joey.”Papa Roach stated: “S***. RIP to the brother Joey Jordison. Love you brother” whereas Frank Turner tweeted: “Very unhappy to listen to about Joey Jordison. By no means crossed paths however he was an unbelievable musician. 46 isn’t any age. RIP.”Jordison was initially a part of an Iowa-based metallic group known as the Pale Ones and later Meld, earlier than he instructed that the band change their identify to Slipknot in 1995.Get pleasure from limitless entry to 70 million ad-free songs and podcasts with Amazon Music Enroll now for a 30-day free trialSign upIn 1999, their self-titled debut album went double-platinum. Jordison’s livid rhythms had been thought-about essential to the band’s success. He was additionally a central a part of the group’s songwriting workforce, together with late bassist Paul Grey. Shawn “Clown” Crahan is now the one remaining authentic member of the group.Jordison left Slipknot in 2013, citing “private causes”.Chatting with the viewers on the Steel Hammer Golden Gods Awards in 2016, Jordison revealed that he was affected by a neurological illness.