Former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul (Vincent Paul Abbott) had died at the age of 54. The death was announced on Pantera’s Facebook page as you can see from below.
According to report of Las Vegas Review-Journal, Vinnie Paul had suffered a “major heart attack” when he died in his sleep on Friday.
Yesterday, TMZ reports that Vinnie Paul’s family told them that Pantera drummer died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas.
Paul formed Pantera in 1981 with his brother, “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, and went on to earn four Grammy nominations and a No 1 album in the US in 1994.
The band disbanded in 2003 following reports of a rift in the group and its singer’s intention to leave.