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Metal community pays tribute to Oli Herbert as details emerge in his death

Posted by on October 17, 2018

Earlier this morning we were saddened to hear about the sudden passing of All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert. The band confirmed the news on Facebook and at that time, no details on his death was revealed. Additional information on his passing has now surfaced online including Herbert’s publicist released a statement revealing his death was from a result of an accident.

Read the full statement below:

“On behalf of Oli’s wife and family I can confirm that Oli Herbert passed away yesterday unexpectedly as a result of an accident which occurred on the property of his home. He was 44 years old. No further details are being released at this time. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced once that information is available. The family requests for privacy during this time but does wish to express their appreciation to fans worldwide for the outpouring of condolences.”

However, TMZ is reporting police found Herbert’s body in a pond near his Connecticut home. TMZ has also reported that police sources say his death does not appear to be suspicious, but an autopsy needs to be performed to confirm the cause of death.

Read the full report:

“Oli was found dead in a pond near his Connecticut home … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We’re told police were dispatched to Oli’s Stafford Springs home Tuesday afternoon after someone reported him missing. Cops searched the area and found Oli in a nearby pond.

Police sources say the death does not appear to be suspicious, but an autopsy needs to be performed to confirm the cause and manner of death. The Connecticut medical examiner is investigating.”

The founding guitarist’s wife, Beth has also released her own statement:

“Hello everyone this is Beth, Oli’s widow. Thank you all for the kind thoughts and words. I don’t want to go into what happened until we have a complete picture, but as soon as we do there will be a statement from the family on this page. In the meantime, please respect our privacy as there are still relatives being informed of Oli’s passing. Thank you.”

Tributes have been pouring in on social media from Herbert’s family, friends, fans, and members of the metal community and you can see a few below:

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