EXPIRED: 11/03/11 – Corey Smoot, 34, a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, joined the wildly costumed metal band, GWAR as guitarist Flattus Maximus in 2002, nearly 20 years after the band’s original formation in ’84. Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Smoot was not the first Flattus Maximus, but he was the most influential, co-producing the band’s 2006 release “Beyond Hell” and its follow up “Lust In Space”, and was the longest serving member to portray the Flattus Maximus character in the band’s history.
He was discovered lifeless in his bunk on the band’s tour bus as the six-piece prepared to cross the border into Canada. No cause of death has yet been identified, but the band will continue with Canadian dates.