Slipknot bassist PAUL GRAY has been found dead in an Iowa hotel room, aged 38.
The musician's body was discovered on Monday morning (24May10) by a hotel employee at the TownePlace Suites hotel in Urbandale.
Cops were called to the scene and later reported there was no evidence of foul play.
Police are continuing to investigate Gray's passing and an autopsy to help determine the cause of death has been scheduled for Tuesday (25May10). Toxicology tests will also be carried out.
Gray co-founded the mask-wearing heavy rockers in 1995.
He is survived by his wife, Brenna, who is expecting the pair's first child later this year (10).
Announcing the baby news on his blog in December (09), Gray wrote, "I found out this weekend that my wife Brenna is pregnant and I am the happiest man on the face of the earth, literally! I will keep everyone updated as things progress! This has been the best Christmas I have ever had!"