RIP: Vinnie Paul, Pantera drummer and co-founder

RIP: Vinnie Paul, Pantera drummer and co-founder

Vinnie Paul, drummer and co-founder of influential heavy metal band Pantera, has died.

Per a message on Paul’s Facebook page:

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.

Paul (born Vincent Paul Abbott) formed Pantera in 1981 with his brother, Dimebag Darrell. He was 54.

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