Joey Jordison – known for his work with bands Slipknot, Murderdolls, Scar the Martyr, Vimic, and Sinsaenum – has died at the age of 46. Joey passed away in his sleep yesterday, July 26th, his family confirmed in a statement, which you can read below. A cause of death was not revealed.
“We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021. He was 46.
Joey‘s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow.
To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music.
The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time.
The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes.”
See tributes and the massive outpouring of love for Joey below. RIP.
— Slipknot (@slipknot) July 27, 2021
R.I.P. Joey Jordison
I’ll never forget you. You changed my life forever. ❤️🖤🔥 pic.twitter.com/R0OetL1JpJ
— Wednesday 13 (@officialwed13) July 27, 2021
We are saddened by the news of the passing of our dear friend, Joey Jordison. From being able to share the stage with him numerous times throughout the years to Matt standing alongside him for the Roadrunner United album. He was always super gracious to all of us in Trivium. pic.twitter.com/LS8E06QT0A
— Trivium (@TriviumOfficial) July 27, 2021
I am shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Joey Jordison. An incredible musician and songwriter, gone way too soon.
My deepest condolences to his family, friends, and all who he touched with his talent. RIP Joey
📸 – Jesse Wild / Rhythm Magazine pic.twitter.com/a8UBwhTyeZ
— Dave Lombardo (@TheDaveLombardo) July 27, 2021
We are saddened by the news of the passing of our friend Joey Jordison. A great musician and person has left us. Sending our love to his family. R.I.P pic.twitter.com/a185j4rJbQ
— Anthrax (@Anthrax) July 27, 2021
Joey Jordison was better upside down than any other metal drummer sitting normally.
— Ginger Wildheart (@GingerWildheart) July 27, 2021
I cannot believe this news today, Rest In Peace #1 @slipknot 😢
— Charlie Benante (@skisum) July 27, 2021
they are together again. 🥺🖤
RIP Paul Gray and Joey Jordison. pic.twitter.com/Ypjk3AtivP
— gee ☁️ (@_itsgeorgina_) July 27, 2021
RIP Joey Jordison. Absolutely beast behind the kit.
— Screaming Females (@Screamales) July 27, 2021
Fuck man RIP Joey jordison
— ashy daddy (@Thundercat) July 27, 2021
— 𝕸𝖎𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖊𝖑 𝕬𝖒𝖔𝖙𝖙 (@Michael_Amott) July 27, 2021
Absolutely shocked & gutted to hear of the passing of @joeyjordison. In addition to being an incredible drummer, he was always a classy guy. When he heard how much of a fan @MaxPortnoy_ was, he sent to the house a giant box filled with @slipknot swag: shirts, hoodies, backpacks… pic.twitter.com/Ga3xtZk8ec
— Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) July 27, 2021
Our love goes out to Joey Jordison’s family and friends. What a legend. #flyleaffamily
— FLYLEAF (@flyleafmusic) July 27, 2021
R.I.P Joey Jordison, an absolute legend who changed the game not only for drums, but metal music as a whole.
— Nik Nocturnal (@NikNocturnal) July 27, 2021
Very sad to hear about Joey Jordison. Never crossed paths but he was an incredible musician. 46 is no age. RIP.
— Frank Turner (@frankturner) July 27, 2021
Shocking horrible news. He was the first real extreme drumming influence on me as I’m sure he was for an entire generation. I’m sad I’ll never get to meet you and tell you how much your playing made me want to play but I’m sure you already knew what you did for so many people RIP pic.twitter.com/HII47J5TwE
— Alan Cassidy (@AlanBlastidy) July 27, 2021
Shit. RIP to the brother Joey Jordison. Love you brother.
— Papa Roach (@paparoach) July 27, 2021
Jesus I just learned the news of original Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison passing away at age 46. Gone way too fucking soon. The best goddamn metal drummer ever. RIP 💔
— Kerry (@FlyersSuck74) July 27, 2021
RIP Joey Jordison. I met Joey a few times over the years and had some great laughs with him. Condolences to his bandmates, family, fans and friends. @joeyjordison
— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) July 27, 2021
Rest In Peace Joey Jordison. You changed the game with Slipknot. Brought the blast beat to the mainstream! Gave kids a groove like no other. Perseverance would’ve never happened had it not been for Joey & the Slipknot camp. Condolences to his family, friends & fans. Gone too soon
— Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta) July 27, 2021
— 👑 OTEP SHAMAYA 👑 (@otepofficial) July 27, 2021
RIP Joey Jordison. Whether you're a drummer or not, there's no doubt you were inspired by his work and his energy 💔
— Metalcore Gatsby (@FRONZ1LLA) July 27, 2021
— The Agonist (@theagonist) July 27, 2021
— Rich Walters (@therichwalters) July 28, 2021
You can have whatever opinion on Slipknot, but Joey Jordison was a legendary drummer and his passing is extremely sad. RIP.https://t.co/L2UOge1CtX
— The Flenser (@TheFlenser) July 27, 2021