May 26, 2019
Gabrielle Crahan, the 22-year-old daughter of SLIPKNOT percussionist and co-founder M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, was remembered in her obituary as a “social butterfly” with an “outgoing personality, cheerful attitude, compassion and loving heart.”
Gabrielle died on May 18 in Los Angeles, with Shawn announcing the death the following day. Gabrielle was one of four children Shawn had with his wife, Chantel, whom he married in June 1992.
The obituary said Gabrielle fought hard against drug addiction and worked to help others who were also struggling.
“She fought it bravely, and no matter how many times she fell, she would always get back up again,” according to her obituary.
“If there was anything she wanted to leave behind in her memory, it was standing up for others, always being empathetic and compassionate and never giving up on the battle against addiction,” the obituary said.
Although no official cause of death has been revealed pending toxicology results, TMZ reported on Wednesday (May 22) that Gabrielle died from what appeared to be a drug overdose. Police and the fire department responded to a call on May 18 for a possible O.D. at a Hollywood home, where they found Gabrielle‘s body. CPR was administered, according to the site, but failed to revive her. Law enforcement sources said there was drug paraphernalia and evidence of narcotic use at the scene.
Gabrielle died just two days after proudly showing off an Alcoholics Anonymous coin she’d been given to mark five months sobriety.
“5 months” she wrote on Instagram, sharing a smiling selfie.
In her obituary, Gabrielle was described as “a beach girl at heart” who “loved swimming and tubing at the lake, riding her long board and feeling the sun shine on her face.”
Gabrielle‘s brother Simon and older sister Alexandria both expressed their grief over her death on social media.
In September, Crahan paid tribute to his daughter on her birthday by sharing a throwback picture of a young Gabrielle. He wrote: “We love you Gabri.”
Shawn announced that there will be a funeral for Gabrielle on Sunday (May 26) at Iles Funeral Home in Des Moines, Iowa.
(as seen on blabbermouth.net)