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Paul Gray from the group Slipknot who was found dead in a hotel room (AP)

Paul Gray from the group Slipknot who was found dead in a hotel room (AP)

Paul Gray from the group Slipknot who was found dead in a hotel room (AP)

Slipknot's bass player Paul Gray has been found dead in a hotel room.

A hotel employee found 38-year-old Gray in a room at the Town Plaza Hotel in Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa.

Most of the band's members grew up in the Des Moines area.

Police said foul play was not suspected.

A person who answered the phone at the band's record company, Roadrunner Records, declined to comment.

Slipknot's self-titled debut in 1999 sold more than a million copies.

Known for its grotesque masks, the band won a Grammy in 2006 for best metal performance for the song Before I Forget.

Concert industry trade publication Pollstar ranked Slipknot 18th in its Top 20 Concert Tours list last year.

PA