Slipknot Percussionist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan's Daughter Dies at 22

The band shared news of the tragic loss to social media

May 19, 2019
Clown and Sid of Slipknot pose in the winners room at The Kerrang! Awards at the Troxy on June 13, 2013 in London, England

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Slipknot is asking for respect and privacy after the loss of percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan's youngest daughter, Gabrielle Crahan

In an update shared to social media, the band informed fans of the heartbreaking loss of his 22-year-old daughter. She passed away on May 18, but the cause of death has not been shared with the public. 

“It is with a broken heart, and from a place of the deepest pain, that I have to inform all of you that my youngest daughter, Gabrielle, passed away yesterday – Saturday May 18th, 2019. She was 22 years old. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. My family and I ask that our privacy be respected moving forward. Thank you.

Much love,


Frontman Corey Taylor also sent his love to the Crahan family after their unspeakable loss. 

The news comes just after Slipknots’ Jimmy Kimmel performance and the debut of their current era with new masks and track “Unsainted.” 

We’re extending our deepest condolences to Slipknot’s Clown and Gabrielle’s loved ones. 

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