Vinnie Paul, Pantera Drummer And Co-Founder, Dead At 54

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Vinnie Paul, drummer and founding member of the heavy metal band Pantera, died at the age of 54 Friday night, the band announced on Facebook. No immediate cause of death was provided.

“Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away,” Pantera wrote. “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.” The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that Paul died in Las Vegas.

Read more about the life and career of Vinnie Paul here.


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