The widow of tragic Slipknot bassist Paul Gray has claimed his bandmates refused her pleas to help him just days before he died.
Gray’s body was found in a hotel room in 2010 after he lost his battle against drug addiction. The band have still not fully recovered from the derailment, and only recently started work on their first album since the co-founder’s death.
Brenna Gray, testifying at the trial of her late husband’s doctor, recounted her memories of the days leading up to the tragedy. She told Polk County District Court in Iowa: “I was about three months pregnant. The last month of his life something wasn’t right. I wasn’t sure – he was apparently testing negative at his doctor’s appointments.
“I found a needle floating in a toilet a week before he died. I found a bag of needles the Saturday we staged an intervention.”
Brenna said the intervention involved her family but no members of Slipknot, although she’d advised the band’s manager of Gray’s situation. She later asked the musicians directly for help.
She said: “One was playing golf two minutes away from our house but couldn't come. Nobody else cared, nobody was involved. They told me it was my problem.”
Dr Daniel Baldi is accused of nine counts of involuntary manslaughter related to the prescription of strong drugs, including that of Gray. If convicted he could face up to 18 years in jail.
Source: Des Moines Register
SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Feature / 16 Jul 2014Slipknot: 2008-Present
Slipknot 2008 > Slipknot 2014
Feature / 26 Sep 2014Your Favourite Slipknot Songs Revealed
The best Slipknot songs – voted by you!
News / 2 Oct 2014Slipknot are playing Rock am Ring and Rock im Park
Slipknot are coming to Germany
News / 8 Jun 2015Slipknot release new video for Killpop
Watch the new video from Slipknot
News / 11 Jan 2016Official Slipknot figurine photos online
Collectables selling for £59 in Slipknot merch store
News / 6 Feb 2016Anvil stream Die For A Lie lyric video
Hear track from upcoming album Anvil Is Anvil
News / 6 Feb 2016Amoral issue Rude Awakening video
View promo for track from 7th album In Sequence
News / 6 Feb 2016Stone Temple Pilots launch worldwide vocalist search
Singers invited to audition to become band’s third frontman
News / 5 Feb 2016Hollywood Vampires plan Lemmy Grammy tribute
Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp will perform a Motorhead track at ceremony on February 15