Paul, who was 54, was also known for his work as a drummer for the metal band Hellyeah.
His representatives confirmed the legendary drummer's death to Billboard. No further details are available at this time.
Une porte de sortie pour Abdennour — Mercato OM
En débarquant à l'OM à la fin de l'été dernier, dans le cadre d'un prêt de deux ans conclu avec le Valence CF, Aymen Abdennour ne s'attendait certainement pas à vivre une saison comme celle qu'il vient de boucler.
Paul formed Pantera along with his brother, guitarist Darrell Abbott, and bassist Rex Brown in 1981. "The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time." .
Pantera's third release, "Far Beyond Driven", debuted at No. 1 in 1994. Their two subsequent follow-ups, 1996's The Greatest Southern Trendkill and 2000's Reinventing the Soul, both cracked the top five. The band was nominated for four Grammys and sold over nine million albums before they disbanded in 2003.
Cristiano Ronaldo tells story behind new goatee as Portugal beat Morocco
The Portugal forward celebrated his goal with a trademark run and soaring leap toward the corner flag at Luzhniki Stadium. The 33-year-old opened the scoring for Portugal as he cleverly found some space inside the box and powered home a header.
If you followed Pantera, you'd know that in 2003 the Abbott brothers formed Damage Plan and the following year Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed on stage during a Columbus, Ohio concert.
Tragedy struck later that year when Dimebag was shot and killed onstage during a Damageplan gig in OH on December 8 by gunman Nathan Gale, who also killed three more people and injured seven others that night. In 2006, Paul teamed up with Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray and Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell as Hellyeah.
Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion's shooting death
Monday when XXXTentacion , 20, of Parkland whose given name is Jahseh Onfroy , drove his BMW to the motorcycle dealer. It does not appear, however, that he has ever done prison time for these charges and some of them were dropped.
Paul was born in March 11, 1964 in Abilene, Texas.