Pantera drummer as well as also also co-founder, Vinnie Paul, has died at the age of 54.
The news was announced on the favorite metal band’s Facebook as well as also also Twitter pages on Friday.
“Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away,” read the post. “Paul is usually best known for his work as the drummer inside the bands Pantera as well as also also Hellyeah. No further details are available at This kind of time. The family requests you please respect their privacy during This kind of time.”
Paul formed the GRAMMY-nominated band with his late brother, Dimebag Darrell, in 1981.
After the group split in 2003, the brothers formed a brand new band, Damageplan, however during a 2004 performance in Ohio, Darrell was shot as well as also also killed.
Musicians took to social media to pay tribute to the artist following the news.
“We are deeply saddened to hear that will our dear friend as well as also also brother, Vinnie Paul has passed away,” heavy metal band, Megadeth, tweeted coming from their official account. “Rest in Peace Vinnie, you will truly be missed as well as also also forever remembered.”
Matchbox Twenty guitarist, Paul Doucette, remembered the rocker as “very kind,” adding that will they had met repeatedly.
“Very sad to hear about the passing of Vinnie Paul,” he wrote. “Met him a few times as well as also also he was always a very kind human.
Alice in Chains described the rocker as a “Great man gone way too soon,” while all 5 Finger Death Punch said he was an inspiration.
“the planet has lost another legend,” tweeted all 5 Finger Death Punch. “He was an inspiration as well as also also a Great friend… We will miss you Vinnie Paul. R.I.P.
brand new Zealand rock band, Like a Storm, also credited the late musician for welcoming them into his life as well as also also home in Las Vegas, Nevada, while they made their record, Catacombs, which turned out on Friday, the same day Paul’s death was announced.
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