Cory Smoot, aka Flattus Maximus of GWAR has been found dead, aged 34.
A member of GWAR since 2002, Smoot was found dead this morning as the band prepared to travel to their next tour date. No cause of death has been released.
In a statement to Metal Sucks, frontman David Brokie states:
It is with a sense of profound loss and tragedy that the members of GWAR must announce the passing of their longtime guitarist and beloved friend Cory Smoot, also known to thousands of metal fans worldwide as Flattus Maximus. Cory was found deceased this morning as the band prepared for a border crossing.
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