Vinnie Paul, co-founder of metal band Pantera, died at the age of 54. The reason for death has not been revealed. 

"Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands Pantera and Hellyeah. No further details are available at this time. The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time,” a statement on Pantera’s official Facebook page said.

A representative of Paul confirmed the death to Billboard but added no details are available as of now. 

Born Vincent Paul Abbott, Paul co-founded Pantera along with his brother Dimebag Darrell in 1981. The band earned four Grammy nominations throughout its career.

The brothers formed Damageplan after Pantera broke up in 2003. Darrell was shot dead in 2004 during a concert in Columbus.

In 2006, Paul joined heavy metal supergroup Hellyeah as a drummer. The band also included Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray and Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell. The fifth album of the band "Unden!able," came out in 2016.

Various celebrities took to Twitter to offer condolences on Paul's death.

“Cherish those who passed. In Vegas he bought a CD at Carolina Rebellion he invited us to his bbq. On Shiprocked he was 1st one I had a drink & chat w. Happy to have met & shared in this great artist's path. RIP, Vinnie Paul, you helped make the world a better place,” Rock Band, Stiched up heart tweeted.

“So sorry to hear about Vinnie Paul. The man was a Class act and always treated everyone with respect. Here’s to one of metal’s best!” American drummer, Rikki Rockett tweeted.

“Rest in peace, Vinnie. Our prayers and good wishes go to his family, friends and fans,” American musician Gene Simmons tweeted.