Slipknot's Shawn Crahan's Daughter Gabrielle Dies At Age 22
Crahan -- who often goes by his stage name 'Clown' -- announced the news over Twitter that his daughter Gabrielle Crahan had passed away on Saturday.
Just days after the band performed on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', the 49-year-old founding member of Slipknot posted the sad news to the band's social media accounts. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.
“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,” the musician wrote.
“Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming,” he continued. “My family and I ask that our privacy be respected moving forward. Thank you. Much love, clown.”
Crahan's son Simon and daughter Alexandria also mourned the tragic loss of their sister over social media.
“Today is the hardest day ever, I’m confused, I’m angry, I’m sad and I’m just sad just really sad,” Simon wrote on Instagram.
"Gabri I miss you so much I miss you like no other we were best friends we had a good bond and now your [sic] not here anymore. I love you Gabri and I know you’ll know that forever.”
Posting a photo of the siblings as children, Alexandria wrote, "Yesterday my little sister Gabrielle passed away. I am in shock and have no idea how to process the wave of emotions I am experiencing. The comforts I have in these moments are my family, friends, and cats.”
“Please put good energy out for my parents and my brothers,” she continued. “This loss leaves the biggest hole and our lives will never be the same. 22 is too young to die.”
On Sunday, Crahan’s bandmate, Slipknot lead singer Corey Taylor, tweeted: “My heart has broken for my brother. Please keep the Crahan family in your thoughts and love. She will be missed.”
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