SLIPKNOT - Late Bassist Paul Gray's Widow Testifies; Says Final Days Were A Blur Of Drug Abuse

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Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 13:55:21 EST

Des Moines Register's Toy Leys reports that late SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray's final weeks were a blur of extreme drug abuse, which neither his doctor nor his bandmates would help his wife confront, she testified in Polk County District Court on Tuesday.

Brenna Gray said her husband, the bassist and a founder of the internationally known band Slipknot, relapsed into drug addiction in about 2008.

Gray testified that she raised concerns about why his Des Moines doctor, Daniel Baldi, continued prescribing the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, which her husband had a history of abusing. Paul Gray, 38, died of a drug overdose at an Urbandale motel in May 2010.

"I just knew it was his drug of choice, that he'd struggled with it. So I just wasn't really sure why he was on it, why he needed it along with the medication he was taking for addiction," Brenna Gray testified.

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