On Valentine’s day of this year, Brenna Gray, the widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, filed a lawsuit against his former doctor. She claimed that neither Dr. Daniel Baldi or the members of Slipknot were around to assist her when she stated she needed help. Last week, the lawsuit was dismissed. There were a handful of reasons, according to the Des Moines Register. Chief among them was that Gray died in 2010, while Brenna waited until this year to file the lawsuit. While her lawyer argued that she didn’t have a reason to believe that Baldi caused her husband’s death until after the statute of limitations.
And while this didn’t factor into the suit because it was dismissed, when being cross-examined by Baldi’s attorney, it was determined that none of the drugs he prescribed to Gray were found in his system after an autopsy. He’d prescribed the bassist Xanax, but died from a combination of heroin and fentanyl, a painkiller that he didn’t have a prescription for. Earlier this year, Baldi was acquitted of seven counts of involuntary manslaughter, including Gray. However, there are still several lawsuits facing him, including from survivors of the former patients whose deaths were in the lawsuit.