Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan took a moment to thank fans for their support since the unexpected passing of his 22-year-old daughter, Gabrielle, last weekend.
In a post of Facebook, Crahan shared the following:
“Firstly: Chantel, Alexandria, Gage, Simon and I would like to thank everyone for the endless amount of love, prayers, thoughts, and kindness we have been receiving. While it is not possible for me to read and respond to each individual message & comment right now, I want you to know that we can feel the energy shared and we are so grateful. You have all proven that there is empathy, positivity, & strength in this community that we call humanity here on Earth.
Second: There will be a funeral for my daughter Gabrielle on Sunday May 26th. Flowers may be sent to the Scottish Rite Consistory in Des Moines. Cards & condolences may be directed to Iles Funeral Home in Des Moines.
Thank you endlessly,
Shawn and family”
TMZ is reporting Gabrielle died from a suspected drug overdose. Her online obituary states, “Gabrielle was human and struggled with drug addiction for several years. She fought it bravely and no matter how many times she fell, she would always get back up again. Not only did she fight for herself, but for others who struggled as well. If there was anything she wanted to leave behind in her memory, it was standing up for others, always being empathetic and compassionate and never giving up on the battle against addiction. ”
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.