Pantera co-founder Vinnie Paul has died

posted by @Radio1045Johnny - 

Sad to share the news of the passing of Vinnie Paul, co-founding drummer of Texas metal band Pantera, has died at the age of 54.  His brother was "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott who died back in 2004.  Cause of death has not been announced and Pantera posted the following on their Instagram.

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.

And, while Pantera’s music is not part of what we do at Radio 104.5, we do have tremendous respect for them as a band and what they’ve contributed to the metal world. RIP Vinnie Paul

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.

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