According to TMZ, Oli Herbert, a founding member and lead guitarist of metal band ALL THAT REMAINS, was found dead near his home in Connecticut. He was 44 years old.
Police were dispatched to Oli's Stafford Springs residence 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 Herbert family publicist confirmed Oli passed away yesterday "unexpectedly as a result of an accident which occurred on the property of his home." 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 its appreciation to fans worldwide for the outpouring of condolences.
Herbert began playing guitar at 14. He co-founded ALL THAT REMAINS with frontman Phil Labonte in 1998.
ALL THAT REMAINS has released eight studio albums, a live CD/DVD, and has sold more than one million records worldwide. The band's new LP, "Victim Of The New Disease", will arrive on November 9.
Herbert married his wife, Beth, in 2004.
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