Slipknot's Shawn Crahan announces tragic death of daughter, 22

Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan is mourning the death of his youngest daughter Gabrielle over the weekend.

The band’s co-founder and percussionist revealed the tragic news on Twitter on Monday.

“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.

“She was 22-years-old. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. My family and I ask that our privacy be respected moving forward.”

Gabrielle Crahan (left) with father Shawn and mother Chantel. Source: Getty

Crahan’s son Simon also shared his heartbreak in an Instagram post.

“Today is the hardest day ever, I’m confused, I’m angry, I’m sad and I’m just sad, really sad,” he said.

“Gabri I miss you so much I miss you like no other, we were best friends we had a good bond and now your (sic) not here anymore.

“I love you Gabri and I know you’ll know that forever.”

It is not known how Gabrielle died but social media has been flooded with tributes to the young woman.

Shawn 'Clown' Crahan has revealed his heartbreak on Twitter. Source: Getty

“In the time I went to school with her she never proved to me to be anything but such a nice, non-judgemental girl, which is not something you see often,” one wrote.

Many have also offered support to Crahan in response to his tweet.

“As the father of two girls myself I can only imagine the pain you must be feeling right now,” one wrote.

“Take your time and heal brother.”

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