SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor, percussionist M. Shawn Crahan and guitarist Jim Root have reacted on social media to the passing of the band’s former drummer, Joey Jordison.
Taylor, Crahan and Root took to their respective social media accounts to post a black square, a symbolic statement expressing their mourning over Jordison‘s death. The same image was shared by Root and SLIPKNOT.
Joey Jordison passed away peacefully on July 26th in his sleep at age 46.
The news of his passing was broken in a statement from his family, which reads: “We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021. He was 46.
“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.”
SLIPKNOT announced its split with Jordison in December 2013 but did not disclose the reasons for his exit. The drummer subsequently issued a statement saying that he did not quit the band.
Several years ago, Jordison overcame the neurological condition acute transverse myelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord which damages nerve fibers, which ultimately led to the drummer temporarily losing the use of his legs.