Shawn “Clown” Crahan’s daughter died on May 18. The Slipknot founding member took to social media the following day to announce Gabrielle passed away at only 22 years old. Scroll through for more details.
Shawn, 49 wrote, “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.”
The percussionist is also father to sons Simon and Gage and daughter Alexandria with his wife, Chantel Crahan. Gabrielle’s cause of death is currently unknown.
He continued, “Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. My family and I ask that our privacy be respected moving forward. Thank you. Much love, clown.”
Simon, 15, posted a black and white photo of his sister and said, “Today is the hardest day ever, I’m confused, I’m angry, I’m sad and I’m just sad just really sad. Gabri I miss you so much. I miss you like no other. We were best friends, we had a good bond and now you’re not here anymore. I love you Gabri and I know you’ll know that forever.”
He also addressed his supporters and said, “I love you guys, but I need some time to myself. I need time to think about all of the good times I’ve had with her. Thank you for all the support. I’ll see you guys soon.”
Alexandria also took to social media and shared, “Yesterday my little sister Gabrielle passed away. I am in shock and have no idea how to process the wave of emotions I am experiencing. The comforts I have in these moments are my family, friends, and cats. Please put good energy out for my parents and my brothers. This loss leaves the biggest hole and our lives will never be the same. 22 is too young to die.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor wrote on Twitter, “My heart has broken for my brother. Please keep the Crahan family in your thoughts and love. She will be missed.”