This Sunday, May 19, the band member took to Twitter to announce the sad news.
“It is with a broken heart, and from a place of the deepest pain, that I have to inform all of you that my youngest daughter, Gabrielle, passed away yesterday – Saturday May 18th, 2019. She was 22 years old,” the musician wrote.
RadarOnline.com has learned Gabrielle’s sudden death comes after she celebrated five months of sobriety. Her cause of death has not been revealed.
“Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming,” Shawn, 49, wrote. “My family and I ask that our privacy be respected moving forward. Thank you. Much love, clown.”
Gabrielle was the youngest of Shawn and wife Chantel Crahan’s four children. The two are also parents to sons Simon and Gage and daughter Alexandria.
“Today is the hardest day ever, I’m confused, I’m angry, I’m sad and I’m just sad just really sad,” Simon wrote on Instagram Sunday. “Gabri I miss you so much I miss you like no other we were best friends we had a good bond and now your sic not here anymore. I love you Gabri and I know you’ll know that forever.”
Alexandria also grieved the death of her sister.
“Yesterday my little sister Gabrielle passed away,” she captioned an Instagram photo of them together as kids. “I am in shock and have no idea how to process the wave of emotions I am experiencing. The comforts I have in these moments are my family, friends, and cats.”
Though she didn’t reveal any details about Gabrielle’s death, Alexandria said life would not be the same without her.
“Please put good energy out for my parents and my brothers,” she wrote. “This loss leaves the biggest hole and our lives will never be the same. 22 is too young to die.”
Shawn’s Slipknot bandmate and lead singer, Corey Taylor, voiced his sadness over Gabrielle’s death this Sunday, writing on Twitter: “My heart has broken for my brother. Please keep the Crahan family in your thoughts and love. She will be missed.”
Days before Gabrielle’s death, Shawn performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live with his heavy metal group. They are set to tour this summer and release their sixth album later this year.
R.I.P. Gabrielle Crahan.