Gabrielle Crahan, Youngest Daughter of Slipknot’s Clown, Has Died
Update, 1:46pm EDT, Monday, May 20th: Corey Taylor has now issued a statement on Gabrielle’s passing. Read it here.
Just as things are kicking into high gear for Slipknot’s new album cycle, some terrible news has befallen the band: Gabrielle Crahan, the youngest daughter of percussionist M. Shawn Crahan (aka Clown), has passed away. She was just 22. The cause of death has not been publicly revealed.
Posting on Twitter, through Slipknot’s account, Crahan said:
“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.
Gabrielle is survived by her siblings Alexandria, Gage, and Simon. Simon, 15, found himself in the middle of some rumors regarding Slipknot’s new percussionist last week.
We can only imagine the intense pain, desperation and ultimate sorrow that comes with losing a child. Our thoughts are with Shawn, his family, friends and bandmates.
A message from Slipknot. pic.twitter.com/oH44qInbx0
— Slipknot (@slipknot) May 19, 2019