Oli Herbert, the guitarist of US metal band All That Remains, has died suddenly at the age of 44.
The news of Herbert‘s death was announced on social media on the US group’s Instagram account.
In the post the band, best known for such songs as ‘Two Weeks’ and ‘What if I was Nothing’, said they were “devastated” by the loss of one of their founding members.
The cause of Herbert‘s death is not yet known.
“Oli was an incredibly talented guitarist and song writer who defined Rock and Metal from the Northeast [of America],” the statement continued.
“His impact on the genres and our lives will continue indefinitely.”
The Massachusetts quintet formed in 1998 and released their debut album, Behind Silence and Solitude, in 2002.
Herbert has appeared on all of their nine studio albums, including “Victim of the New Disease”, to be released in November.
Herbert‘s wife Beth, who was married to the guitarist for 14 years, posted a message on Facebook saying the circumstances surrounding Herbert‘s death were unclear.
“Thank you all for the kind thoughts and words. I don’t want to go into what happened until we have a complete picture,” she wrote.
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We were devastated to learn that Oli Herbert, our friend, guitar player, and founding member of All That Remains, has passed away. 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. No further details are available at this time. The band and family request that you please respect their privacy and remember Oli by celebrating the great music he made.
All That Remains December Tour w/ Sevendust
01/12 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
02/12 – London, Electric Brixton
04/12 – Manchester, Academy 2
05/12 – Glasgow, Garage
06/12 – Nottingham, Rock City
07/12 – Bristol, Swx
09/12 – Paris, Glazart
10/12 – Cologne, Luxor
11/12 – Berlin, Columbia Theater
12/12 – Prague, Meet Factory
14/12 – Wroclaw, Firlej
15/12 – Vienna, Flex
17/12 – Munich, Backstage Halle
18/12 – Aarau, Kiff
19/12 – Amsterdam, Melkweg