Gwar Guitarist Cory Smoot Found Dead on the Road

Longtime member of shock-rock band’s cause of death is still unknown

Cory Smoot, guitarist in the shock-rock band Gwar, was found dead Thursday, TMZ reports. The band is currently on tour, and Smoot's body was found as the band traveled from Minneapolis to Edmonton, Alberta, for its next show.

The cause of Smoot's death is currently unknown.

Smoot was perhaps better known to the band's fans by his stage name, Flattus Maximus.

In a statement, Gwar frontman David Brockie said, "There is no word as to the cause of death and the members of Gwar are completely shocked and devastated that this has occurred."

The band's next tour date was scheduled for Friday at the Edmonton Event Center.