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Clark County coroner determines Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul cause of death

Posted: 11:14 AM, Aug 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 18:16:22Z

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.