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Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul Dead at 54

Vinnie Paul of Pantera Dead at 54

Heavy metal band Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul, drummer and founding member of the of the group, has died at the age of 54.

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Vinnie Paul of Pantera Dead at 54CelebNHealth247.com has learned that Vincent Paul Abbott, who founded the band along with his brother, has died at the age of 54.

Pantera released a statement on the band’s Facebook page early on Saturday.

The statement reads:

Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away. Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands Pantera and Hellyeah. No further details are available at this time. The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time.

Billboard magazine also confirmed the news of Paul’s passing.

The memory of Paul will live on through Pantera wicked heavy metal music. They are one of metals greats from Arlington, Texas. The band former in 1981 and consisted of the Abbott brothers – drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell with Terry Glaze on lead vocals. They were a must see band if you are a true metalhead. The band was nominated for Grammys in 1995 and 2001. Pantera’s third release, “Far Beyond Driven,” debuted at No. 1 in 1994.

Here are some videos of Pantera Drummer Vinne:

The band dissolved at the end of a tour in 2003 amid much speculation of a rift between band members. Paul said at the time:

We had 13 years of really, really good success. And basically, the singer wanted to move on, do some other things and really lost his focus.

No word on the cause of death at this time, but we will keep you posted once we hear something.

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