Vinnie’s family tells TMZ … he died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas. His body’s been turned over to the medical examiner to determine a cause of death, and after that he’ll be flown back to his home state of Texas to be buried between his mom and brother.
It’s fitting that he be reunited with Dimebag. It should be noted, however, that although TMZ is generally accurate, that this hasn’t been confirmed by anyone, and there are many reasons why one might die in their sleep. We’ll continue to respect the request for privacy until official word is released.
SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal channel will be airing blocks of Vinnie Paul’s music, while the Volume channel is currently (3-5pm EST, 6/23) is currently hosting a live call-in show hosted by Eddie Trunk.