Last month, the tragic news broke that All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert had died. It was reported that Oli Herbert died on October 16th 2018 after his body was found in Hydeville Pond, Connecticut.
On November 10th 2018, the late guitarist’s widow, Beth, had made a post on Facebook (which has since been deleting) in which she states that his death had been “confirmed” as “drowning”. In the same post she also explained why the intended date for a memorial for Oli was cancelled.
You can read what it said below.
“Good morning everyone this is Beth. And indeed it IS a good morning; Toxicology results are back as is the official cause of my husband’s death!
Cause of death- Drowning
Toxicology- Oli was apparently self-treating for manic-depression that has run in his family for several generations. Anti-depressants were found in his system, as well as a sleep aid. The psych meds found in his system were the same ones that a close relative has been prescribed for a long time, so he knew what to hunt down for the “treatment”. Seeing how he was not going (and WOULDN’T GO) to a doctor to get diagnosed with the issue and was not being prescribed the medications and monitored on them, it explains his occasional erratic behavior here at home.
As far as why the memorial was cancelled; concern for my personal safety and home due to numerous threats to both is the reason.
If anybody knows where Oli was getting the psych meds, please call CT State Police, Troop C in Tolland, CT.”
Now, according to a report by local Connecticut newspaper, The Hartford Courant (which can be read in full here), Oli Herbert‘s death is currently being treated as “suspicious”.
You can take a look at an excerpt from the report below, in which they state that Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill has ruled his manner of death undetermined, and it will remain this way until further information develops.
“While the state medical examiner’s office ruled this week that Herbert, 44, drowned, it called the manner of death “undetermined.”
The manner of death is usually homicide, suicide or accident but state Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill said Herbert’s case will remain undetermined unless new information is developed.
State police sources said that police are treating his death as suspicious at this point. The Eastern District Major Crime Squad is investigating the case.”
The report from The Hartford Courant also states that sources have said that local police are compiling a timeline of Oli Herbert‘s last 24 hours, reviewing his medical history, and searching for people who may have been in contact with him on or before October 16th 2018.
All That Remains released their ninth studio album, ‘Victim Of The New Disease’, just less than a month following his death on November 9th 2018, which also marks the final album to feature Oli Herbert.
We will confirm more details surrounding this case as it continues to develop.
We here at DEAD PRESS! offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to Oli Herbert‘s family, friends, bandmates, and loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.