According to the official police report obtained by the Las Vegas Review Journal, Vinnie Paul’s (Pantera, HELLYEAH, etc.) death “did not appear suspicious”. Officers arrived at his home in Las Vegas, NV at 5:41 PM on Friday, June 22nd, where he was found dead at the scene.
Though no official cause of death has been reported, it is believed that Paul, 54, died of a “major heart attack”.
Among the many memorials that have gone up in tribute to the legendary drummer, more recently, his longtime girlfriend, Chelsea Yeager issued a statement:
“I want to thank each & every one of you guys for sending your love! Please please give me & all of our family/friends time. I can’t begin to describe the pain in my heart from this nightmare… I have absolutely no other words.”
Paul’s former Pantera bandmate also paid tribute, sharing a solemn picture of a candle.