Enlarge The legendary drummer played with Pantera, Damageplan, and, most recently, Hellyeah.

Vinnie Paul Dead at 54


Update, 12:26 a.m.: Pantera have released the below statement.

Original story follows.

Vinnie Paul, legendary drummer for Pantera, has died, Billboard reports. He was 54.

No further details have been made available.

In addition to Pantera, Paul was also a founding member of Damageplan and Hellyeah, the latter of whom he was currently a member.

This is obviously shocking news… there are just no words.

More information as we get it.

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