Thursday 11 November 2010, 12:47 | By

Items stolen from Slipknot bassist’s grave

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Slipknot have revealed that items left at the grave of bassist Paul Gray have been stolen.

In a statement issued on the band’s website earlier this week, they said: “In a very upsetting turn of events we have learned that some gifts left for Paul at his grave site have been stolen. There were statues of a gargoyle as well as a Buddha that were placed at Paul’s grave by his friends and family that were taken”.

The band called on the thieves to return the items, and called on fans to come forward with any information they might have on the stolen knick-knacks

As previously reported, Gray’s body was found at the Town Plaza Hotel in the Iowa city of Des Moines, where Slipknot were based, on 24 May by a member of hotel staff. The remaining members of the band later held an emotional press conference minus their trademark masks. Toxicology test results following a post mortem found that he died from an accidental overdose of morphine and fentanyl, a synthetic morphine substitute.

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