Police in the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale say a member of a popular Des Moines band was found dead today in a local hotel. A news release from Urbandale police says they were called to the hotel in Urbandale just before 11 A.M. on the report that hotel employees had found a guest dead in one of the rooms.
Officers identified the dead man as 38-year-old Paul Gray of Johnston. Gray is the bass guitarist for the heavy-metal band Slipknot. Police say there was no evidence of foul play, and the Polk County medical examiner will conduct and autopsy Tuesday.
Police say toxicology tests will also be performed on Gray’s body to determine in there were any contributing factors to his death.