Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan’s 22-Year-Old Daughter Gabrielle Has Died

shawn and gabrielle cahan@crahang6/Instagram

Shawn Crahan, a member of the influential heavy metal band Slipknot, has shared the sad news of his daughter’s death.

Crahan’s daughter, Gabrielle, was 22.

49-year-old Crahan made the announcement on social media yesterday, Sunday, May 19.

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. My family and I ask that our privacy be respected moving forward. Thank you.

Crahan, who performs with Slipknot under the stage names Clown and #6, is a founding member of the Iowa band.

Gabrielle is survived by her father Shawn, mother Chantel, sister Alexandria and brothers Gage and Simon.

Simon also took to social media to post a message about his sister.

He wrote:

Today is the hardest day ever, I’m confused, I’m angry, I’m sad and I’m just sad just really sad. 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.

Slipknot's Shawn Crahan's 22-Year-Old Daughter Gabrielle Has DiedAlexandria Crahan/Instagram

While Gabrielle’s sister, 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. This loss leaves the biggest hole and our lives will never be the same. 22 is too young to die.

Corey Taylor, lead singer of Slipknot, posted a message on Twitter, saying:

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

Slipknot are due to release their sixth album in August this year, titled We Are Not Your Kind. In their first live appearance since November 2016, the band performed two songs onJimmy Kimmel Live last week – 2018’s All Out Life and new single Unsainted.

The band are also due to be touring later this year, starting a North American tour in July in California.

Our thoughts are with Gabrielle’s family and friends.

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