By David Mittleman

Slipknot Bassist Dies from Overdose of Prescription Painkillers

The bassist of the edgy rock band Slipknot, Paul Gray, was found dead at age 38 in 2010 in a Iowa hotel room. Autopsies revealed that he had a combination of morphine and fentanyl in his system, supplied by his doctor, Daniel Baldi. Baldi is now on trial for the death of Gray and eight others and faces involuntary manslaughter charges for carelessly prescribing powerful and addictive prescription drugs. Gray’s death highlights the growing problem of prescription painkiller addiction and the lax attitude of some doctors in …read more