Cory Smoot

Cory Smoot
On November 3, Gwar guitarist Flattus Maximus (born Cory Smoot) was found dead on the band’s bus.

A cause of death has not yet been released, but Gwar have carried on with their tour despite the personal loss.

Now, an official donations page has been launched for Smoot’s kin.

According to this sure, any donations offered by fans will go to Cory’s family, “especially his wife Jamie and their unborn child.”

The site says, “The response of our fans has been truly mind-blowing and we have done our best to honor Cory and help the fans with their loss by continuing our tour. Now we all have an opportunity to contribute to the memory of one of the greatest metal guitar players out there and one of the best people we have ever had the honor of knowing.”

Donate through PayPal at this site, established by Metal Blade.

And just for the record, to those who have questioned my sincerity in my coverage of Smoot’s death — I still don’t believe Gwar are an amazing band, because they rely too heavily on gimmick. That is all.

Entertainment Fund Established For Gwar Guitarist Cory Smoot’s Family