Paul Dedrick Gray (April 8, 1972 – May 24, 2010) was an American musician, best known as the bassist of the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Slipknot. Gray was born in Los Angeles, California. Later his family relocated to Des Moines, Iowa. In his youth, Gray performed in bands such as Anal Blast, Vexx, Body Pit, and Inveigh Catharsi. In June 2003, Gray crashed his car into another vehicle.