Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot's cause of death revealed
It's been over a month since Gwar fans learned of the death of guitarist Flattus Maximus, a.k.a. Cory Smoot, which happened sometime in the hours following when Smoot and the rest of the band played a show at First Avenue and loaded onto their tour van to travel north to Canada. When Smoot's bandmates went to wake him the next morning to gather his passport near the North Dakota-Manitoba border, they found that he had died with seemingly no warning signs, devastating the entire Gwar crew.
According to North Dakota coroner William Masselo, MD, "We have finalized the autopsy report and death certificate. I have determined that Cory died from a coronary artery thrombosis brought about by his pre-existing coronary artery disease."
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