Published Oct 17, 2018Oli Herbert, lead guitarist of Massachusetts metalcore act All That Remains, has died. While his cause of death has not yet been publicly revealed, his bandmates confirmed his passing this morning. Herbert was 44 years old.
All That Reamins announced the news and offered a statement on their Facebook:
We were devastated to learn that Oli Herbert, our friend, guitar player, and founding member of All That Remains, has passed away.
Oli was an incredibly talented guitarist and song writer who defined Rock and Metal from the Northeast. His impact on the genres and our lives will continue indefinitely.
No further details are available at this time. The band and family request that you please respect their privacy and remember Oli by celebrating the great music he made.
The band, which Herbert co-founded with vocalist of Phil Labonte (then of Shadows Fall) in 1998, are gearing up to release their ninth studio album, Victim of the New Disease, on November 9. As of yet, there's no indication on how Herbert's passing will affect their upcoming tour, which is set to begin on December 1.
UPDATE (10/17, 6:15 p.m. EDT): Law enforcement sources have told TMZ that the guitarist was found dead in a pond near his home in Connecticut. The site reports as follows:
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.