Vinnie Paul Abbott’s (Pantera, HELLYEAH) official cause of death has been confirmed. The Clark County Coroner has told TMZ that the legendary drummer passed away as a result of “dilated cardiomyopathy — an enlarged heart — as well as severe coronary artery disease — a heart condition.”
The following statement was shared on Pantera’s Facebook page:
“This is the official statement on behalf of the passing of Vincent Paul Abbott.
Vincent Paul Abbott died from natural causes, specifically, dilated cardiomyopathy. Severe coronary artery disease was identified as a significant condition to the cause of death according to the official report submitted by the Clark County Coroner’s office.
We ask that you please continue to respect the privacy of the family and friends of Vinnie Paul.
No further statement will be issued.
Vincent “Vinnie Paul” Abbott
March 11, 1964 – June 22, 2018″
Vinnie Paul passed away on June 22 at the age of 54. He was buried at Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, TX, near his late brother and bandmate Dimebag Darrell Abbott, and their late mother.