Slipknot founding member Shawn Crahan announced Sunday that his 22-year-old daughter had died.
Crahan, known by its stage name "Clown" or # 6, shared the news on social media, just days after the Iowa heavy metal band revealed the details of its next album and played in "Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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"It is with a broken heart and in a place where the pain is the deepest, that I must inform you that my youngest daughter, Gabrielle, died yesterday, Saturday, May 18, 2019," concluded the 49-year-old percussionist. . wrote on the social media accounts of the heavy metal band.
Crahan wrote that funeral arrangements had been made and requested that the privacy of his family be respected during this period.
A cause of death for the 22-year-old was not immediately clear.
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Crahan and his wife Chantel also share their daughter Alexandria, along with their sons Gage and Simon.
"Today is the hardest day of all time, I'm confused, I'm angry, I'm sad and I'm really sad, really sad," Simon said on Instagram. "Gabrielle I miss you so much I miss you like the others we were best friends we had a good bond and now yours is no longer here. I love Gabri and I know you'll know him forever. "
Alexandria also mourned her sister on social media, including: "Please, give energy to my parents and my brothers. This loss leaves the biggest hole and our lives will never be the same. 22 is too young to die. "
The band's singer, Corey Taylor, offered his condolences to his "brother".
"My heart shattered for my brother," Taylor wrote on Twitter. "Please, keep the Crahan family in your thoughts and your love. She will be missed. "
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Crahan is the only founding member to remain in the Des Moines group in 1995. The band's founding bassist, Paul Gray, died in a drug overdose in 2010.