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Vinnie Paul: Nevada coroner determines Pantera drummer's cause of death

Vinnie Paul: Nevada coroner determines Pantera drummer's cause of death
Posted at 12:14 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 15:41:47-04

The Clark County coroner ruled that Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul's death in June was due to natural causes. 

Paul, whose legal name was Vincent Paul Abbott, died of dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart becomes enlarged and cannot pump blood effectively. Severe coronary artery disease was identified as a significant condition to the cause of death. 

Paul died at his Las Vegas residence on June 22. He was 54.

Paul was a founding member of Pantera and was also known for his work as a drummer for the metal band Hellyeah.