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:
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… https://t.co/zzZqQPeea4
— Oli Herbert (@OliHerbert4Real) October 17, 2018
Thank you all for your messages and comments surrounding the news of Oli’s sudden passing. No details are available at this time, a formal statement from the family will be released within the next few days. For… https://t.co/IzIcNDLhH4
— Oli Herbert (@OliHerbert4Real) October 17, 2018
Really shocked to learn of Oli Herbert passing away. AE and ATR toured together years ago and Oli always used to come out and see us play when we came through his area. The nicest guy. The metal community’s lost another great musician way too early. #RIPOliHerbert #AllThatRemains pic.twitter.com/B4CM5pKEbA
— Michael Amott (@Michael_Amott) October 17, 2018
Oli Herbert. Great guitarist and a great guy. I remember nerding out about guitars every day that we were on tour together w Dethklok and ATR. Rest In Peace Oli.
— Brendon Small (@_Brendonsmall) October 17, 2018
Oli Herbert of All That Remains was an incredible guitarist, musician, and friend. We were honored to work with him, and will remember his music forever. pic.twitter.com/ItGmZb1Nax
— Razor & Tie (@razorandtie) October 17, 2018
R.I.P. OLI HERBERT: I am shocked to learn of the death of my friend Oli Herbert of All That Remains. A tremendous musician, phenomenal guy and frequent guest on my show for many years. All my love to his family and to everyone in the band. I’m stunned. So long, Oli. #OliHerbert pic.twitter.com/ENzCWNOMRd
— Lou Brutus (@LouBrutus) October 17, 2018
These are the news I would NEVER EVER want to give. I am deeply saddened by hearing that Oli Herbert from All that Remains passed away. I will always remember him as a very sweet, kind and… https://t.co/jMO84Ta0gT
— Cristina Scabbia (@MissScabbia) October 17, 2018
RIP Oli HERBERT from ATR. We shared time with them in 2006 and he was always a good vibe. Much love to @philthatremains and the ATR camp.
— Walls Of Jericho (@WojOfficial) October 17, 2018
RIP Oli Herbert..A great talent and a great human being.
— Mark Tremonti (@MarkTremonti) October 17, 2018
— James Trader (@jamestrader21) October 17, 2018
Oli Herbert was a unique personality and extraordinary talent. His kindness was felt every time we’d meet up on the road. The music world and metal community has lost one of its best. My condolences to the members of All That Remains, his friends, family and legacy of fans.
— Trevor Phipps (@TrevorPhipps) October 17, 2018
Sunflower Dead is absolutely devastated to hear of the loss of this great man, Oli Herbert. pic.twitter.com/gU8znAaIiB
— SUNFLOWER DEAD (@SUNFLOWERDEAD) October 17, 2018
All That Remains were a pleasure to tour with and Oli was a fun and friendly class act of a guy as well as a great musician. Thank you for the good times and great opportunities. #oliherbert
— Johannes Eckerström (@Johannes_Avatar) October 17, 2018
Another brother gone. @olithatremains was a positive force in metal and music in general. Always had something great to say about anyone. You will be missed. Rest in Power, Oli Herbert. pic.twitter.com/G8yWkybaXC
— Jerry Horton (@jerryhorton) October 17, 2018
Fuckkkkkkk!! Rest In Peace Oli what a kind, cool and awesomely talented person! I’ll never forget he rode the Harry Potter rides w/ me when everyone else wouldn’t! I said you’re an actual wizard let’s do this and he agreed! He also helped write “I’m Ready” on Dee’s album. RIP pic.twitter.com/dUFXvYQ49Q
— Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta) October 17, 2018
The world has lost one of the sweetest and most talented musicians I have ever known. Oli Herbert of All That Remains was always so kind and friendly every time you saw him and a literal wizard on the guitar. Such devastating news and such a sad and tragic loss. #RIPOli
— Brian Fair (@brianshadfall) October 17, 2018