GWAR Guitarist Cory Smoot (Flattus Maximus) Found Dead


GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot (also known as Flattus Maximus) has been found dead on the band’s tour bus, following a show in Minneapolis.  The cause of death is currently unknown.  He played in the Virginia-based band since 2002, and was also a talented producer (having helped produce a few of the band’s albums).  GWAR’s vocalist David Brockie (Oderus Urungus) issued a statement about the tragic loss earlier today, which you can read below.


At this point there is no word on arrangements and the disposition of the remainder of GWAR’s current North American tour, nor are there any details regarding long term plans. At this point we are just dealing with the loss of our dear friend and brother, one of the most talented guitar players in metal today. We ask that our fans and the media be respectful of our request for privacy for those that have suffered this terrible loss. A full statement will be coming in the next day or so, in the meantime please give your thoughts and your prayers to Cory, his family, and all the people that love him.

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