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Recently news broke that Iowa physician Daniel Baldi was charged with eight counts of involuntary manslaughter, with one of those counts related to the 2010 death of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray. Baldi has been accused of prescribing harmfully excessive amounts of pain medication to his patients. In reaction to the news, Slipknot have released an official statement about the new development.
Paul Gray was found dead on May 24, 2010 and the bassist’s autopsy results showed that Gray had died from an accidental overdose of morphine and fentanyl, along with evidence of “significant heart disease.” More than two years later, Baldi is now connected with the musician’s death.
Now, Slipknot have now unveiled a statement from the entire band:
„As the loss of our brother Paul Gray is still very fresh for us in the Slipknot family, this new development has us all in a state of anger and sadness. The fact that this person took advantage of our brother’s illness while he was in a position to help others has outraged everyone in our family. We can only hope that justice will be served so this can NEVER happen to anyone else ever again! Our thoughts go out to the families of the other victims. We plan to cooperate as much as we possibly can to ensure this tragedy is never repeated, and to make sure this man pays for what he has done.“
Daniel Baldi has entered a not guilty plea to the charges and has been released after posting $16,000 bail.
Slipknot’ co-founder/conceptualist/percussionist Shawn M. Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) spoke to DesMoinesRegister.com about the involuntary manslaughter charges brought against a Des Moines, Iowa, doctor yesterday in connection with the death of the band’s bassist, Paul Gray. Physician Daniel Baldi is accused of prescribing large amounts of narcotic painkillers to patients who later died of overdoses, including Gray.
Asked about the charges against Baldi, Crahan said, “None of it is going to bring back our brother Paul.”
He added: “This epidemic of this sort of activity is becoming more and more … evident. It truly is becoming a problem amongst people. And it trickles all the way down to the youth. And awareness needs to be brought about.”
Crahan made it clear that he was referring to “not only substance abuse but the ability to acquire substances, to get chemicals and the efficiency of it.”
“Hopefully justice will be served,” he said.
Paul was found dead in a hotel room in May 2010 in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa, leaving behind his wife Brenna and daughter October. He was 38 years old.
Two years after the tragic passing of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, a major development related to his death has surfaced in the case of a Des Moines, Iowa, doctor charged yesterday (Sept. 5) for involuntary manslaughter. Physician Daniel Baldi was busted for over-prescribing narcotic painkillers to his patients, with one of the eight victims being revealed as Paul Gray.
According to the Des Moines Register, the charging documents claim Baldi “did unintentionally cause the death of Paul Gray by the commission of an act likely to cause death or serious injury, to-wit, continually wrote high-dose prescription narcotics to a known drug addict from 12/27/2005 until his death.”
In basic terms, Baldi is being accused of playing a role in the death of Paul Gray. This is a stunning development in the case of the beloved musician, whose death was ruled an accidental overdose of morphine and fentanyl. The autopsy also showed that Gray had significant heart disease.
Gray was found dead at the age of 38 in a hotel in Urbandale, Iowa, on May 24, 2010.
Slipknot singer Corey Taylor described the making of the new album without the bassist Paul Gray, who died two years ago of an accidental overdose. He described the writing as a healing process, although admitting at the same time how difficult it is to record and perform without Paul’s creative mind. “There’s never going to come a time when we even entertain the thought of replacing Paul,” says Taylor. “There will never be another mask. There will never be another #2. But to us, it’s … I don’t want to say we’re looking backwards, but it’s us showing the respect to Paul that we felt was necessary, and trying to figure out what the future holds for this band. Going into the studio without Paul is very, very daunting. But we’re doing it right, you know.“
Taylor added that they all need to get used to the fact that Paul is not there, while having a chance to say something on the new album and really feel it. “ This is going to be how we reconnect. And it needs to start now with communication and sharing ideas and opening up and being able to embrace that. And it’s going to take time.”
Slipknot are currently co-headlining the 2012 Mayhem Festival with Slayer, Motorhead, Antrax and other bands.