(CBSDFW.COM) – Vinnie Paul, best known as the drummer for the band Pantera, has died at the age of 54, the band confirmed Friday evening.

Paul helped form the heavy metal band Pantera with his brother, “Dimebag” Darrell, in 1981. They went on to become one of the biggest names in the heavy metal community.

His brother “Dimebag” Darrell died in 2004.

The band confirmed Paul’s death in a post. No details have been released on a cause of death. The band only asks to respect the family’s privacy at this time.

He was also known recently as a member of the supergroup Hellyeah.