By Savannah Smith  |  06-23-2018   News
Photo credit: @RollingStone | Twitter

Metal band Pantera’s co-founder and drummer Vinnie Paul is dead at 54.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pantera - I&#39;m Broken (Official Video) - YouTube <a href="https://t.co/ussL7flgkl">https://t.co/ussL7flgkl</a></p>&mdash; Lindavamp666 ^¥^ (@lindavmpire) <a href="https://twitter.com/lindavmpire/status/1010610911105699845?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Paul’s representative confirmed the artist’s death to media. Pantera’s official Facebook and Twitter page also posted a statement early Saturday announcing the sad news. However, in both announcements, no detail was given as to the cause of death.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away.<br>Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands<br>Pantera and Hellyeah.<br>No further details are available at this time.<br>The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time. <a href="https://t.co/4yCzabmWVt">pic.twitter.com/4yCzabmWVt</a></p>&mdash; Pantera (@Pantera) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pantera/status/1010395510069448704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Rolling Stone reported, however, that Paul died in his sleep in his Las Vegas home. A medical examiner will later determine the cause of his death.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Vinnie Paul died in his sleep in his Las Vegas home; a medical examiner will next determine the Pantera drummer&#39;s cause of death <a href="https://t.co/ttfMjPc2qI">https://t.co/ttfMjPc2qI</a></p>&mdash; Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) <a href="https://twitter.com/RollingStone/status/1010617261902761990?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Vincent Paul Abbott in real life, Paul and his brother, Dimebag Darrell formed Pantera in 1981. Unfortunately, Dimebag born Darell Lance Abbott was fatally shot on stage with Damageplan band in 2004.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A little sketch for Vinnie Paul and Dimebag together again.<br>Brothers Reunited 🤘🏼🖤<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPVinniePaul?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPVinniePaul</a><a href="https://twitter.com/Pantera?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Pantera</a> <a href="https://t.co/vrE94Rxl7f">pic.twitter.com/vrE94Rxl7f</a></p>&mdash; Nicolle Fallucca (@ArtbyFallucca) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArtbyFallucca/status/1010545526075482113?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Abbott brothers collaborated to put up Damageplan in 2003 after Pantera broke up.

Paul’s most recent engagement was with the band Hellyeah, a heavy metal supergroup which included Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray and Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell.

Tributes are pouring in on social media for Paul. Alice Cooper tweeted that Paul’s impact on music was “immeasurable.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So sad about passing of <a href="https://twitter.com/Pantera?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Pantera</a> drummer Vinnie Paul. He &amp; Dime were the Ed &amp; Al Van Halen for 90s metal. Somewhere in the vaults, a Pantera cover of Van Halen‘s “Outta Love Again” is supposedly collecting dust. Hope to hear it one day. RIP. <a href="https://t.co/vbcQOu8Zaf">pic.twitter.com/vbcQOu8Zaf</a></p>&mdash; Van Halen Rising (@GregRenoff) <a href="https://twitter.com/GregRenoff/status/1010499216244903942?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I just woke up in Belgium to the news that my friend Vinnie Paul has passed away. Another metal hero taken too soon. Say hello to Daryl for me. Rest In Peace, my dear friend. <a href="https://twitter.com/Pantera?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Pantera</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hellyeahband?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@hellyeahband</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/vinniepaul?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#vinniepaul</a></p>&mdash; Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) <a href="https://twitter.com/DaveMustaine/status/1010383934645886976?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Heaviest drummer on the planet earth. Rest easy Vinnie. Abbott brothers forever. PANTERA forever. <a href="https://t.co/6B62kH7hJ0">pic.twitter.com/6B62kH7hJ0</a></p>&mdash; Marcos Acosta (@devoureddeath) <a href="https://twitter.com/devoureddeath/status/1010531100010209282?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rest in peace Vinnie, rock them good up there in heaven 🤘<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VinniePaul?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#VinniePaul</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pantera?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Pantera</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hellyeah?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#hellyeah</a> <a href="https://t.co/wePEBaoAh3">pic.twitter.com/wePEBaoAh3</a></p>&mdash; Rock me baby (@rocckmebaby) <a href="https://twitter.com/rocckmebaby/status/1010631489200050176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If I could put together a supergroup of any musicians, living or dead, it would just be <a href="https://twitter.com/Pantera?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Pantera</a>. RIP Vinnie Paul.</p>&mdash; Ravioli Hot Tub (@DevinShidaker) <a href="https://twitter.com/DevinShidaker/status/1010571258898022408?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

https://twitter.com/Pantera/status/1010395510069448704

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