TMZ reports that Vinnie Paul‘s family told them that Pantera drummer died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas.
The report further reads that Vinnie’s body’s been turned over to the medical examiner to determine a cause of death.
After that, he’ll be flown back to his home state of Texas to be buried between his mom and brother Dimebag Darrell.
As reported, Vince left us yesterday (June 22) at the age of 54. The statement on the band’s official page 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.”