The daughter of Slipknot drummer Shawn Crahan took to Instagram just days before her death to celebrate five months of sobriety.
Gabrielle Crahan, 22, from Iowa, US, died on Saturday, just three days after sharing an image of a token she received for the milestone from her Alcohol Anonymous group.
“5 MONTHS,” she wrote alongside a love heart emoji, also sharing a smiling selfie with the image.
Crahan, Slipknot’s co-founder and percussionist, revealed the tragic news on Twitter on Sunday (local time).
“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,” he wrote.
The cause of her death is yet to be confirmed.
Her brother Simon Crahan posted an emotional message on Instagram in the wake of her death.
“Today is the hardest day ever, I’m confused, I’m angry, I’m sad and I’m just sad just really sad,” he wrote.
“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.”
Her sister Alexandria Crahan wrote online that “22 is too young to die”.
She also condemned people speculating the cause of her sister’s death.
Gabrielle Crahan is survived by her father, mother Chantel Crahan, and her two brothers and sister.
Her father gained fame for his role in the heavy metal band during the late 90s.
The band, which has sold over 30 million records worldwide, were synonymous for outlandish performances while wearing masks and jumpsuits on stage and in music videos.
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