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Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul Dead At 54

June 23, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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TMZ reports that Pantera drummer and former Hellyeah member Vinnie Paul has passed away at the age of 54. Paul died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas. His body has been sent to the medical examiner to figure out a cause of death, then he’ll be flown back to Texas to be buried with his mother and brother.

Paul founded Pantera in the 1980s, along with his brother “Dimebag” Darrell Abbot. Pantera was nominated for Grammys in 1995 and 2001. Their album Far Beyond Driven went to #1 in 1994. The split up in 2003 due to rumors that they were feuding. Dimebag was shot and killed a year later during a Damageplan concert after a man ran on stage and began shooting, killing four.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine wrote on Twitter:

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