Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan mourns daughter’s death

L-R: Gabrielle Crahan, Shawn "Clown" Crahan and wife Chantel Crahan at the 2014 Grammy awards; Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicTerribly sad news from Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan and his family.

"It is with a broken heart, and from a place of the deepest pain, that I have to inform all of you that my youngest daughter, Gabrielle, passed away yesterday -- Saturday, May 18, 2919," Crahan posted on his Twitter Sunday.  "She was 22 years old."

"Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming," Crahan goes on.  "My family and I ask that our privacy be respected moving forward.  Thank you.  Much love, Clown."

The announcement is accompanied by a photo of Gabrielle Crahan.  The message is also posted on Slipknot's Instagram and official website.

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor posted on his Twitter just an hour after Crahan, writing, "My heart has broken for my brother. Please keep the Crahan family in your thoughts and love. She will be missed."

Crahan also has two sons, Simon and Gage, and a daughter, Alexandria, two of whom reacted to their sister's death via social media.

Gabrielle Crahan's cause of death wasn't immediately revealed.

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