UPDATE: Shawn‘s daughter Alexandria wrote on Instagram:
“Yesterday my little sister Gabrielle passed away. I am in shock and have no idea how to process the wave of emotions I am experiencing. The comforts I have in these moments are my family, friends, and cats. Please put good energy out for my parents and my brothers. This loss leaves the biggest hole and our lives will never be the same. 22 is too young to die.”
Alexandria later discouraged people from speculating on her sister’s cause of death, posting text over a screengrab of a Reddit thread in which people were talking about the topic. She also wrote in the comment section below her original post: “Everyone can wonder all they want. There hasn’t been an autopsy yet. We don’t have all the answers. You can wonder but don’t f*c*ing ask me or talk about it with others on the Internet as if any of you know my family.”
“5 months,” she wrote on Instagram, sharing a smiling selfie.
Sad day in Slipknot camp. The band member Shawn Crahan’s daughter passed away earlier today.
The band has released the statement:
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. She was 22 years old. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. My family and I ask that our privacy be respected moving forward. Thank you.