The lead guitarist and founding member of a U.S. rock band was found dead in a pond near his Connecticut home. TMZ reports that Oli Herbert of the metal band All That Remains is dead at 44.
The band wrote on its Facebook page: “We were devastated to learn that Oli Herbert, our friend, guitar player, and founding member of All That Remains, has passed away.”
The band’s message adds: “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.”
TMZ reports: “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 band, which formed in 1998 in Springfield, Mass., has released eight studio albums.