Vinnie Paul (Vincent Paul Abbott) has been confirmed dead at the age of 54. It goes without saying that Vinnie was one of the most influential drummers that had ever graced the metal scene.
Pantara’s social media simply states: “Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away. Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands Pantera and Hellyeah. No further details are available at this time. The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time.” Lets not forget about his band Damageplan as well.
All I can imagine is Vinnie and his brother Dimebag Darrell are about to start a brand-new epic metal band in the afterlife.