Slipknot bassist Paul Gray died from morphine overdose

Paul Gray Paul Gray, the bassist for US metal band SLIPKNOT died last month of an accidental overdose, an autopsy has revealed.

Toxicology tests showed a fatal level of morphine and fentanyl, a synthetic morphine substitute, in his blood. Police said there was no evidence of a prescription for either drug.

His body was found by an employee at a hotel in Des Moines, Iowa on May 24th.

The autopsy also revealed signs of significant heart disease, police in Urbandale, a Des Moines suburb, said.

A spokesman for the Urbandale police said they were trying to find out how Gray obtained the drugs.

The spokesman said charges were possible.

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Date: Jun 21, 2010
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