Gabrielle Crahan, Daughter of Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan, Dead at 22
Gabrielle Crahan, the youngest daughter of Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan, has died of unknown causes at the age of 22.
"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," Shawn Crahan wrote on the band's Twitter page. "She was 22 years old. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. My family and I ask that our privacy be respected moving forward."
Gabrielle was the third of four children Graham had with his wife Chantel, whom he married in 1992. In a 2007 interview with Revolver, he talked about the difficulties of balancing a career in the music business with parenthood. "It's hard, man. My kids love Slipknot, but they don't love all the kids their age talking to them only about Slipknot. Because my daughter can't be my daughter when everyone in her class is only associating her with what I do."
Gabrielle's older sister Alexandria posted a tribute to her sibling on Instagram. "I am in shock and have no idea how to process the wave of emotions I am experiencing," she wrote. "22 is too young to die."
Her younger brother Simon also honored Gabrielle on Instagram, saying that "today is the hardest day ever, I'm confused, I'm angry, I'm sad and I'm just sad just really sad. Gabri I miss you so much I miss you like no other we were best friends we had a good bond and now your not here anymore. I love you Gabri and I know you’ll know that forever."