The toxicology report reveals that drowning is the cause of death for the late All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert. His widow, Beth, shared the results earlier today (10th) as well as addressing the reason behind the cancellation of Herbert’s public memorial service, which was due to concern for her personal safety and home after receiving numerous threats.
Beth issued the following statement via the official Oli Herbert Facebook:
“Good morning everyone this is Beth. And indeed it IS a good morning; Toxicology results are back as is the official cause of my husband’s death!
Cause of death- Drowning
Toxicology- Oli was apparently self-treating for manic-depression that has run in his family for several generations. Anti-depressants were found in his system, as well as a sleep aid. The psych meds found in his system were the same ones that a close relative has been prescribed for a long time, so he knew what to hunt down for the “treatment”. Seeing how he was not going (and WOULDN’T GO) to a doctor to get diagnosed with the issue and was not being prescribed the medications and monitored on them, it explains his occasional erratic behavior here at home.
As far as why the memorial was cancelled; concern for my personal safety and home due to numerous threats to both is the reason.
If anybody knows where Oli was getting the psych meds, please call CT State Police, Troop C in Tolland, CT.”
Herbert’s body was found in a pond near his home in Connecticut on October 16th, 2018. The group’s overall ninth studio effort Victim of the New Disease was released yesterday (9th). It’s been reported, the band has recruited guitar virtuoso guitarist Jason Richardson (All Shall Perish, Chelsea Grin, Born of Osiris) will join them for their upcoming European tour with Sevendust.