As we reported earlier today, All That Remains founding member and guitarist, Oli Herbert has died at the age of 44 years old. Earlier, his cause of death was not yet known but TMZ has now reported that Oli Herbert has died due to a possible accidental drowning as he was found dead in a pond near his Connecticut home, law enforcement sources told TMZ. This has not yet been confirmed by the band, and an autopsy needs to be performed to confirm the official cause and manner of his death.
Oli was found dead in the pond near his Connecticut home, says law enforcement. TMZ were 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 musician’s publicist has now issued a statement revealing further details relating to his death, including that he died “unexpectedly as a result of an accident which occurred on the property of his home.”
Read the statement in full 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.
Herbert’s wife, Beth, has released an additional 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.”
Rest in peace to Oli Herbert of All That Remains, and we send prayers and condolences out to his family, friends, team, and his bandmates during this difficult time.