11/13/18 UPDATE – Oli’s widow Elizabeth released the following statement in which she addresses her husband’s drowning and toxicology report. She also addresses the cancellation of the public tribute which was likely due to the “Justice For Oli Herbert” group.
“Good morning everyone this is Beth. And indeed it IS a good morning; Toxicology results are back as is the official cause of my husband’s death!
Cause of death- Drowning
Toxicology- Oli was apparently self-treating for manic-depression that has run in his family for several generations. Anti-depressants were found in his system, as well as a sleep aid. The psych meds found in his system were the same ones that a close relative has been prescribed for a long time, so he knew what to hunt down for the “treatment”.
Seeing how he was not going (and WOULDN’T GO) to a doctor to get diagnosed with the issue and was not being prescribed the medications and monitored on them, it explains his occasional erratic behavior here at home.
As far as why the memorial was cancelled; concern for my personal safety and home due to numerous threats to both is the reason.
If anybody knows where Oli was getting the psych meds, please call CT State Police, Troop C in Tolland, CT.”
11/8/18 UPDATE – The Oli Herbert public memorial has been cancelled. Here’s the official word in regards to this:
**IMPORTANT NOTICE – Wednesday, November 7th at 9:30 pm, ET: The public Memorial Service for Oli Herbert scheduled for Sunday, November 11th has been CANCELLED. No additional information is available at this time.
Original story – Here’s the official word from the official Oli Herbert page:
Public Memorial Service for Oli Herbert on Sunday, November 11th from 2-5 pm, at the Worcester Palladium in Worcester, MA.
ADMISSION/DONATION: The Memorial Service will be open to the public with entrance on a “first-come, first-served” basis for up to 350 people. An optional DONATION of $10 per person is suggested for admission to benefit the 14th Hour Foundation, a charity that was very important to Oli. Kris Paronto, founder of 14th Hour Foundation, appeared in the All That Remains “Madness” music video. Visit: www.14hours.org, for additional information about the charity. Each person who donates $10 will receive a raffle ticket for door prizes to be raffled during the Service.
PROGRAMMING: The Memorial Service will include a special video presentation to include photos, music videos and artist tributes. Fans are invited to contribute photos taken of Oli at shows and/or with themselves & Oli. Submissions should be sent no later than Noon on Thursday, Nov. 8th to Suzanne Penley via email to: [email protected]
LIVESTREAM BROADCAST: For those unable to attend, the Memorial Service will be a live-streamed on The Official Oli Herbert page beginning at 2:15 pm.