The passing of GWAR guitarist and metal mastermind Cory 'Flattus Maximus' Smoot left a gaping hole in the world of metal, as fans worldwide mourned the death of Smoot in a number of ways. Although the strummer / alien has departed this Earth, his legacy now lives on through his kin, as Smoot's daughter, Corie, was born last night.
Since the untimely death of GWAR lead guitarist Cory "Flattus Maximus" Smoot, an incredible outpouring of support and charity has come from both GWAR fans and the band themselves. Already having thrown one benefit concert for Smoot's wife and unborn child, the second Smoot Family Fund show will feature GWAR, Municipal Waste and others on March 15.
GWAR's Dave Brockie Talks Tragic Death of Cory Smoot
A cause of death has been determinged for GWAR's late guitarist Cory Smoot (a.k.a. Flattus Maximus). According to North Dakota coroner William Masselo, Smoot died from a coronary artery thrombosis caused by a pre-existing coronary artery disease. He was discovered dead on GWAR's tour bus on Nov. 3 at the age of 34.
After the shocking and tragic death of GWAR lead guitarist Cory "Flattus Maximus" Smoot, the metal world did was it does best -- unite. A memorial benefit show has been put together in GWAR's hometown of Richmond, Va. All proceeds from the benefit will be given directly to the Smoot family.
The details for the memorial services for GWAR’s Cory Smoot, aka Flattus Maximus, have been announced. The service is scheduled for tomorrow, Nov. 11, at the Bennett Funeral Home Chesterfield Chapel at 14301 Ashbrook Parkway in Chesterfield, Va. The memorial services start at 4PM and are open to the public.
GWAR’s final performance with guitarist Cory Smoot, aka Flattus Maximus, before his unexpected death, was at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minn. The band called First Avenue one of their favorite places to play and fan-filmed videos from their live show that night have surfaced and are being shared to honor Smoot’s legacy and to celebrate his talent.