Slipknot Star Shawn Crahan Announces Death Of 22-Year-Old Daughter, Gabrielle

Matt Bagwell

Slipknot star Shawn Crahan has spoken of his heartbreak following the death of his 22-year-old daughter Gabrielle.

Shawn, who is the drummer in the American heavy metal band and is known by his stage persona ‘Clown’, announced that his youngest daughter had died on Saturday.

Shawn Crahan

Sharing a photograph of Gabrielle on Instagram, he wrote: “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.

“She was 22-years-old. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.”

The musician did not reveal the cause of death and wrote: “My family and I ask that our privacy be respected moving forward. Thank you.”

Shawn co-founded Slipknot, who are known for wearing clown masks on stage, in 1995.

After the news of Gabrielle’s death was announced, the band’s lead singer Corey Taylor paid tribute on Twitter

He wrote: “My heart has broken for my brother. Please keep the Crahan family in your thoughts and love. She will be missed.”