As it was reported last year, All That Remains guitarist and founding member Oli Herbert passed away at the age of 44. Additional reports revealed that Herbert was found in a pond near his home in Connecticut and that the authorities are treating his death as “suspicious.” His wife Elizabeth Herbert also spoke up about the tragedy via her social media profiles. No official cause of death has been determined or revealed yet.
Hartford Courant now reports that the police is investigating a will signed by the guitarist one week before his death. The document in question was signed on October 9 at a Hartford car dealership and it names Oli’s wife as executor and sole benefactor. The source states that the will “was notarized by a person who was a friend of Herbert and his wife, and who works at the dealership” and that “under no circumstances should Oliver Herber’s sister, Cynthia Herbert, become executor or receive anything from his estate.” One of the paragraphs reads:
“The State Police Eastern District Crime Squad is investigating Herbert’s death, which has been labeled suspicious. The sources said they have a copy of the 11-page will that was signed at the Valenti Hartford dealership on Leibert Road, as well as a life insurance policy mentioned in the will of which Elizabeth Herbert is the sole beneficiary.”
Elizabeth’s attorney Anthony Spinella spoke to the media, saying he has informed police that all the further requests will be going through him. The attorney has reportedly refused to make any comments on the will.
The document was filed in probate court in late December. It’s reported that it does not include any attorney signatures and that it was not reviewed by any legal representatives. One of the witnesses who signed the will and who workes at the dealership, Alexander Mandel, said “he was pulled off the dealership floor” to sign this deal and that he “didn’t even know who they were.” He added:
“I was told, I think, he was a rock star or something.”
It is not clear how much Herbert is worth, but it is known that Herbert purchased a home in 2013 for $135,000 and that a mortgage company filed a foreclosure notice alleging that he has not paid a $132,554 loan on a mortgage for the house in Stafford Springs. Additional records show that Herbert never contested the foreclosure and that a judge issued a default motion against him for failing to appear in September.