HELLYEAH Pay Tribute To Vinnie Paul In New Video

HELLYEAH have released a new video tribute to their late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott (Pantera). Abbott sadly passed away on June 22 at the age of 54. An official cause of a death has yet to be revealed, but early reports have suggested his death was the result of a “major heart attack.”

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Vinnie Paul Laid To Rest At Private Funeral

The late Vinnie Paul Abbott (Pantera, HELLYEAH) was officially laid to rest following a private funeral yesterday (June 30). The drummer was buried at Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, TX, near his late brother and bandmate Dimebag Darrell Abbott, and their late mother. Like Dimebag, he was buried in a KISS coffin. Jose Mangin (SiriusXM‘s Liquid Metal) and Nick Bowcott (ex-Grim Reaper) were among those who spoke at the service. Other attendees included: Ace Frehley (ex-KISS), David Draiman (Disturbed), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Chad Kroeger (Nickelback), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt) and more. Vinnie Paul passed away on June 22 at the age of 54. An official cause of a death has yet to be revealed, but early reports have suggested his death was the result of a “major heart attack.” A public memorial is being held for him at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX today (July 1)

HELLYEAH’s Christian Brady Comments On Vinnie Paul’s Death: “You Will Be On My Mind And In My Heart For The Rest Of My Life”

Vinnie Paul’s HELLYEAH bandmate Christian Brady has now commented on the drummer’s tragic death. You can read what he had to say below.

Brady said the following:

“I’m sitting here in tears writing this. I haven’t been able to find the words to do this…maybe I just haven’t had the will to do it yet because I knew once I did, it would make it real and I still keep hoping that this is just a horrible nightmare that I’m going to wake up from. But I know it’s not.

A friend of ours said to me today…”sometimes you get to meet your heroes and they turn out to be cool, and then maybe you got lucky enough to meet Vinnie Paul.” Vinnie…not only was I lucky enough to meet you, I was lucky enough to be taken in as your family. I was lucky enough to create and play music with you. I was lucky enough to have you call me your brother and tell me you love me. I was lucky enough to call you my brother and tell you I love you. You will ALWAYS be with me. I can’t even begin to thank you for everything you did…for me, for our band. You were the most incredibly generous person I’ve ever known. You changed my life in so many ways and I will FOREVER be grateful for you.

The only thing that makes me smile right now amidst the ocean of tears is that I know you’re with Dime again. I know he was there waiting for you with a shot and smiling…”Drink it or wear it big bro!”…and I know the heavens are rocking harder than ever right now.

You always believed that when you lose someone so close to you, you have to live for two. That’s exactly what you did and now that’s exactly what I’m going to do. You will be missed everyday. You will be on my mind and in my heart for the rest of my life. I love you with all of my heart bro. Thank you for everything. May you Rest In Peace. Until we meet again my dear friend…💔💔💔
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Vinnie Paul passed away on June 22 at the age of 54. An official cause of a death has yet to be revealed, but early reports have suggested his death was the result of a “major heart attack.” A public memorial will be held for the drummer at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX on Sunday (July 1) at 3:33 p.m. A private funeral will take place on Saturday (June 30) and it is also scheduled to start at 3:33 p.m.

Report: Vinnie Paul To Be Buried In A KISS Coffin Like Dimebag

According to TMZ, Vinnie Paul Abbott (Pantera, HELLYEAH) will be buried in a KISS coffin that was provided by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. This is significant due to the fact that his late brother and Pantera bamdmate “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was buried in the original KISS casket prototype back in 2004. A public memorial will be held for the drummer at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX on Sunday (July 1) at 3:33 p.m. A private funeral will take place on Saturday (June 30) and it is also scheduled to start at 3:33 p.m. He will be buried alongside his mother and brother with some of his personal items including his hat and more. Vinnie Paul passed away on June 22 at the age of 54. An official cause of a death has yet to be revealed, but early reports have suggested his death was the result of a “major heart attack.”

Public Memorial For Vinnie Paul (Pantera, HELLYEAH) To Be Held In Dallas, TX

A public memorial will be held for Vinnie Paul Abbott (Pantera, HELLYEAH) at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX on Sunday (July 1). The event will take place at 3:33 p.m. and the line for wristbands will begin at noon. There will be no advance tickets, lines or lists. A private funeral will take place on Saturday (June 30) and it is also scheduled to start at 3:33 p.m. Abbott passed away on June 22 at the age of 54. An official cause of a death has yet to be revealed, but early reports have suggested his death was the result of a “major heart attack.”

Vinnie Paul’s Official Cause Of Death Is Still Pending

The Las Vegas Review Journal have gotten ahold of the official police report on Vinnie Paul’s death (Pantera, HELLYEAH). According to the report, officers arrived at his Las Vegas home at 5:41pm on June 22 and found him dead at the scene. It goes on to say the 54-year-old’s death “did not appear suspicious.” An official cause of death is still pending, but early reports have suggested that the drummer suffered a “major heart attack.”

HELLYEAH’s Chad Gray On Vinnie Paul’s Death: “I Just Don’t Want To Believe It’s Real”

Vinnie Paul’s HELLYEAH bandmate Chad Gray has now commented on the drummer’s tragic death. You can read what he had to say below.

Gray said the following:

“First off I’m sorry to all of you for our loss. It’s consumed me as I’m sure it has many of you. I’m sure you can all understand This has been incredibly hard and impossible for me to wrap my head around. I just don’t want to believe it’s real. I want to tell all my crew I love you guys so much. We couldn’t do what we do with out you.

And I want to say thank you to everyone around the world for your kind words, blessings and condolences to all of us through this tragic time. We love you all! And to all of my friends in and out of the music business thank you for reaching out to me. It means more to me then I could ever express. I don’t know what I would do without you. So Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

It really has taken “the heavy metal family” to another level. This has been one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to face in my life! I’m so confused, sad and as helpless as I’ve ever been. I’m at a loss and completely devastated. But I’m trying. It’s the equivalent of an emotional riot in my head and In my heart as I write this. But I’m trying to focus on anything good. I know Vinnie would want that.

And the good things are my memories of him. His smile, his infectious laugh and his personality that beamed light. Him and his brother Dimebag lived to make people smile. That’s what I’m gonna miss the most. I just want to say thank you Vinnie Paul! For saving my life, for your music, for your endless generosity, for accepting me into your life, for creating our music that touched people, for being proud to be in hellyeah and for always treating me like a brother and more importantly for treating me like a friend.

So many times I’ve looked back to see you just bashing away and have to pinch myself. It was Unbelievable! And for all of those things you will live forever in my heart. And I will never let you go!!! I will always love you and go to the end of the earth to carry the torch for you and Dimes legacy.

R.I.P Vincent Paul Abbott. I know your with DIMEBAG Right now Smiling down on us. Even in all this emotional darkness, that thought alone makes me smile right back. I LOVE YOU! Your eternal friend, –Chadnesss“