GWAR Guitarist Found Dead

GWAR Times Square - H 2011
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GWAR Times Square - H 2011

Cory Smoot was discovered on the band’s tour bus as the group was about to cross the U.S.-Canadian border.

Cory Smoot, lead guitarist for the heavy metal band GWAR has been found dead on the group's tour bus.

The Associated Press reports Smoot was found early Thursday morning as the band was headed to the U.S.-Canadian border for a show.

It was unclear what caused the guitarist's death and his age has not been disclosed.

The group's manager, Jack Flanagan has not released details about a funeral or what will happen to the rest of GWAR's tour.

Lead singer Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus) said the bad was dealing with the loss of "one of the most talented guitar players in metal today."