A Will Signed a Week Before Death Casts Suspicions

It’s like something out of Hollywood: the will signed by guitarist Oli Herbert just one week before his death has drawn police attention, both for the nature of his death and the will itself.

A car dealership is not the place most people think of when they imagine themselves signing a will. However, that’s where All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert signed his will in early October. The will was notarized by a friend of Herbert and his wife but had no attorney’s signature.

The will was filed in probate court in late December 2018. There also is no indication the will was ever reviewed by any legal representatives.

The will designates Elizabeth Herbert as executor and sole benefactor, adding that under no circumstances should Oli Herbert’s sister Cynthia Herbert become executor or receive anything from his estate.

Manchester attorney Anthony Spinella is representing Elizabeth Herbert. He told The Hartford Courant that his client initially cooperated with the state police and allowed them to search the couple’s Stafford Springs home and answered questions. However, the attorney has now told police that any further requests should come through him.

Herbert’s body was found on October 17 by a pond behind his house. The state medical examiner determined that Herbert drowned. However, they haven’t stated a manner of death.

Some of his fans have brought up various theories surrounding the metal guitarist’s death. The Facebook page Justice for Oli Herbert has more than 11,000 followers.

Herbert co-founded All That Remains with Phil Labonte in 1998. He had started playing guitar when he was 14. The first time he was paid as a musician was the last day of his senior year at Longmeadow High School’s Battle of the Bands.

ReferenceMass Live (January 14, 2019) “Police probe will signed by All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert days before suspicious death”

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