Vinnie Paul Abbott's cause of death has been revealed. According to Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg, he died of natural causes. The 54-year-old Pantera and Hellyeah drummer died of dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, as well as severe coronary artery disease. His death was the result of chronic weakening of the heart muscle, basically meaning his heart couldn't pump blood as well as a healthy heart.

He was buried in Arlington, Texas on June 30 next to his mother, Carolyn and his brother, Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. There have been reports that he had just finished his drum tracks for the next Hellyeah album.