Oli Herbert, founding member and lead guitarist of heavy metal band All That Remains, was found dead in a pond near his home in Connecticut on Tuesday. The guitarist was just 44 years old.
The police were sent to Herbert's apartment Tuesday afternoon after someone reported, according to Blabbermouth, that he had disappeared. Police say his death does not seem suspicious, but he's waiting for an autopsy for more information.
The band released a statement on Herbert's death with the words, "We were devastated, Oli Herbert, our friend, guitar learning player and founding member of All That Remains has passed away." Oli was an incredibly talented guitarist and songwriter, Defining Rock and Metal from the Northeast, his influence on the genres and our lives will continue indefinitely. "
The band asked the public to respect the privacy of Herbert's family at the time and encouraged the fans to join him His wife Beth wrote a heartfelt post on Herbert's official Facebook page, asking the fans for privacy and thanking the fans for their love and support, which the family had received since the news of her husband's death was broken.
"Hello everyone, Beth, Olis widow," she wrote on Facebook. "Thank you all for your kind thoughts and words, I do not want to go into what happened until we have a complete picture, but as soon as we do, there will be an explanation from the family on this page Please respect our privacy as relatives are still being informed about Oli's death Thank you. "
Herbert's death was felt by musicians, bands and fans alike in the heavy metal and rock scene. Many took social media to reflect on his musical legacy, recalling the good times they had shared with Herbert and complaining about the influence and influence of his music on their lives.
Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Johannes Eckerström of Avatar and Doc Coyle of Bad Wolves were among the many musicians who remembered Twitter on Herbert.
Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil wrote Herbert a thank-you speech on Instagram and stated how deeply saddened she was at his passing away and remember him as a "sweet, kind and quiet person."
"This is the news I NEVER want to give, I am deeply saddened to hear that Oli Herbert has died of All Staying, I will always remember him as a very sweet, friendly and quiet person. We called him the "magician" because of his long hair and beard and the way he played his magic with guitar images and his guitar, and my deepest condolences to the entire band and Oli's family. "
Fans of Herberts shared heartfelt stories how they were inspired by him, that they continued to persecute music while others talked about how sweet, respectful and kind he was with fans, had a chance to meet him.
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