Slipknot’s Paul Gray: Official Obituary from Des Moines Register

Paul Dedrick Gray, was born on April 8, 1972 in Hollywood, California and died at the age of 38, on Monday, May 24, 2010 in Urbandale, Iowa.

Paul was easy going, charismatic, enjoyed his music, cars, his fans, Starbucks and spending time with his family and friends. He loved his puppies and of course, smoking his Marlboro Reds.

He is survived by his wife, Brenna Marie Gray; his daughter, October Dedrick Gray; mother, Nancy Gray – Miller and her husband, James; brothers, Damon “Tony” Gray and his wife, Melissa, William “Jay” Matthews and his wife Lillian; nieces, Ashley and Hanna Gray; mother-in-law, Erin Alpaugh and sister-in-law Ashley Alpaugh; and his 8 brothers in Slipknot. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Anthony Gray and his grandmother, Hellen B. Westby.

He was the kind of person that really wanted everybody to always get along. He was a great husband, brother, son and friend. Paul is going to be sadly missed and the world is going to be a different place with out him!

Private Funeral Services were held Friday, May 28, 2010.

Memorial Contributions may be made to

Paul Dedrick Gray Family Trust
To: Hudson, Maloney, Shindler & Anderson, P.C.
5015 Grand Ridge Dr.Suite, # 100
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
Tel: (515) 223-4567, Fax: (515) 223-8887

Trustees are, Paul’s wife, Brenna and his, brother, Tony;
in loving memory of Paul Gray.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


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