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URBANDALE, Iowa - Police identified the man as Paul Dedrick Gray, 38. They said he was found at 10:50 a.m. at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott at 8800 Northpark Johnston Drive in Johnston on Monday. He performed bass and back up vocals for the band Slipknot since 1995.
Police said there was no evidence of foul play observed, but a complete investigation of the death will be completed by Urbandale police detectives.
The Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office is assisting in the death investigation and will perform an autopsy on Tuesday. Toxicology testing will be completed to determine if there were any contributing factors in the death of Gray, police said.
Police said a hotel employee found Gray. Witnesses reported that items from the hotel room, including a bass guitar, were carried out of the hotel around 2 p.m.