Shawn Crahan, a founding member of the iconic metal band Slipknot, has revealed that his 22-year-old daughter Gabrielle has died at the age of 22.
Crahan, also known by his stage name ‘Clown’ did not detail that cause of death but did say that “funeral arrangements will be forthcoming,’ before adding, “My family and I ask that our privacy be respected moving forward.”
“It is with a broken heart, and from a place of the deepest pain, that I have to inform all of you that my youngest daughter, Gabrielle, passed away yesterday – Saturday May 18th, 2019,” Crahan wrote on social media.
Gabrielle is survived by her father, mother Chantel Crahan, sister Alexandria and brothers Gage and Simon.
Reacting to the news, Simon paid tribute to his sister, saying: “Today is the hardest day ever, I’m confused, I’m angry, I’m sad and I’m just sad just really sad,’ in a post on social media. “Gabri I miss you so much I miss you like no other we were best friends we had a good bond and now your not here anymore. I love you Gabri and I know you’ll know that forever,” he added.
Alexandria said: “I am in shock and have no idea how to process the wave of emotions I am experiencing,’ on social media. “The comforts I have in these moments are my family, friends, and cats. Please put good energy out for my parents and my brothers.”
Corey Taylor, Crahan’s bandmate and singer of Slipknot, took to Twitter to pay tribute: “My heart has broken for my brother. Please keep the Crahan family in your thoughts and love. She will be missed,” he said.