It is with great shame and sadness to inform the rock community that, drummer and the co-founder of the band PANTERA, Vinnie Paul has died at the age of 54. The Band, having took to social media to share the news, have stated that there have been yet any further details regarding the cause of death, and that his family have also requested that we all respect their privacy during this difficult time.
Social Media: Twitter – PANTERA‘s Announcement of Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul‘s Death.
Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away.
Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands
Pantera and Hellyeah.
No further details are available at this time.
The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time. pic.twitter.com/4yCzabmWVt
— Pantera (@Pantera) June 23, 2018
Vincent Paul Abbott was best known for being the drummer to the bands: Pantera (1981 – 2003), Damageplan (2003 2004) and Hellyeah (since 2006). As the news comes as a shock to many, already the community have been sharing their condolences and memories of Vinnie Paul. One of the first, the band Anthrax took to Twitter stating that they could not believe the news and ended their statement with the words: “R.I.P to our brother Vinnie Paul”. Dave Mustaine from Megadeth added on social media, “I just woke up in Belgium to the news that my friend Vinnie Paul has passed away. Another metal hero taken too soon. Say hello to Daryl for me. Rest In Peace, my dear friend.”. Finally, Paul Stanley from KISS also took to twitter, saying it is “So sad to hear of the death of Vinnie Paul. Loved when Pantera did shows with us and in later years Vinnie was always front and center at all KISS shows. RIP and condolences to his family.” – And the rock community keep on sharing.
We, all here at the Midlands Metalheads Radio, would like to share our condolences. Rest in Peace, Vinnie Paul (Image above, is of Vinnie and our very own Mick The Minotaur).
– Vincent Paul Abbott –
11th March 1964 – 22nd June 2018
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