Vinnie Paul has passed away at 54 (UPDATED)

UPDATE:

TMZ has reported that Vinnie Paul’s family have confirmed that he passed away in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas, NV. An exact cause of death will be determined by a medical examiner. His body will then be flown back to Texas where he will be buried alongside his mother and brother, Dimebag Darrell Abbott.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Legendary drummer Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Damageplan, and HELLYEAH has passed away at age 54. No cause of death or further details surrounding his death have surfaced. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Billboard broke the news following a statement they received from Paul’s representative. Pantera’s Facebook page also issued the following: