All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert, died tragically at the age of 44 last year, when he apparently drowned behind his home in Connecticut. It is now known that Herbert signed a will just one week before his tragic passing at a nearby car dealership, The Hartford Courant reported. State Police Crime Squad examined Herbert’s will and have labeled the guitarists death as suspicious.
Several sources close to the investigation say Herbert has the will notarized by both his wife, Elizabeth Herbert and a friend who works at the Valenti Hartford dealership on October 9th, just a week before his tragic death when he went missing from his Stafford Springs home. There is however no attorney signature present on Herbert’s will or any indication that it was reviewed by any legal representatives which leaves it questionable when it comes to validity, it does list Herbert’s wife as his executor and sole benefactor. The will also specifically excludes Herbert’s sister, Cynthia, from becoming the executor or receiving any of Herbert’s estate under any circumstances. Herbert’s wife Elizabeth Herbert, however, is named as the only recipient of “property as well as any current or future earnings” from Herbert’s career.
An employee of the Valenti Hartford dealership on Leibert Road, Alexander Mandel, says that he pulled off the sales floor to be a witness to the will signing, he mentioned that he also remembers Herbert asking for him and a third employee of the dealership to act as witnesses on the notarization and signing of the will. Mandel said in an interview recently that he “didn’t even know who they were,” and that he was “told, I think, he was a rock star or something.” Mandel also noted that Herbert “didn’t really say anything” during the entire process of the will notarization or signings.
Manchester attorney Anthony Spinella, who is representing Elizabeth Herbert, said that his client Elizabeth initially cooperated with the state police after her husbands unexpected tragic death, allowing them to search the couple’s home and giving them an interview. But has now informed police that any and all further requests must come through him, her attorney. He declined to comment on the will, which is on file in probate court.
Filed in probate court in late December, the will’s new details come with word that a mortgage company filed a foreclosure warning against the Herberts’ home. The notice from the Superior Court in Rockville alleged that Herbert hasn’t paid a bank loan of $132,554 on a mortgage for the couple’s same property on Satkowski Road in Stafford Springs, in which the late guitarist drowned in the backyard of on October 16th. Herbert was found face down at the edge of a pond behind his house and the water was just a few inches deep, his wife reported him missing that same day and a toxicology report showed that he has anti-depressants and sleep aids in his system. The Herberts purchased the home in mention in 2013 for $135,000, according to town records. It is appraised at about $200,000, the records show.
Herbert, 44, was a founding member of the rock band, All That Remains. His death caused a stir among some of his friends, fans, and family alike, who are now questioning how Herbert really died. Some of them have even started a Facebook page called ‘Justice for Oli Herbert,’ which updates the concerned on the situation at hand and will not stop until they find Justice for Oli.