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Vinnie Paul died in his sleep

Saturday, June 23, 2018 11:50 AM PT
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As the music world continues to mourn the loss of metal legend Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away yesterday at age 54, it's being reported that Paul died in his sleep.

His family provided the following details to TMZ:

"He died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas. His body's been turned over to the medical examiner to determine a cause of death, and after that he'll be flown back to his home state of Texas to be buried between his mom and brother."

Paul co-founded Pantera with brother "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott in 1981. After Pantera's 2003 dissolution, the brothers formed Damageplan, which came to an end in late 2004 when Dimebag was gunned down while performing. Since 2006, Paul has been a member of Hellyeah.




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