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LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 02: Former Pantera and Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul participates in the VH1 Classic Rock 'n' Roll Celebrity Poker Tournament at the Flamingo Las Vegas November 2, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Medical Examiner has finally concluded their research on Vinnie Paul, and has finally released the Pantera drummer’s cause of death. 

According to Billboard, “Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg announced Monday that Paul, whose full name was Vincent Paul Abbott, died June 22 at home in Las Vegas from cardiomyopathy, or an enlarged heart. Coronary artery disease was identified as a significant condition in his death.”

While fans still mourn the loss of Paul, it is good to finally have closure as to how and why he died. May he rest in peace.


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