SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has commented on the passing of Joey Jordison, calling it “a damn tragedy.”
Taylor commented on Joey’s passing for the first time publicly this past Tuesday (September 21) on “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”, saying (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “It’s been tough, man. Our first concern was obviously his family, so we reached out immediately to make sure that they were okay, to let them know if they needed anything from us, they could absolutely ask.
“It’s a damn tragedy,” Taylor continued. “He was way too young, and he was way too talented to lose him like this.
“I know a lot of people wonder about the circumstances that led to him not being in the band anymore, and it’s, like, we’re not gonna talk about that, because I’d rather talk about his legacy, which is that he helped create this band that we all have fought to keep out there and keep going.
“Just the fact that he’s not here now, it’s still — I still can’t believe it,” Corey added.
Jordison’s family confirmed that he died “peacefully in his sleep” on July 26. He was 46 years old.