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Guitarist Cory Smoot, stage name Flattus Maximus, was found dead Thursday in Pembina. He was 34. Special to The Forum

GWAR to keep touring despite guitarist's death on tour bus in Pembina, N.D.

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PEMBINA, N.D. - GWAR, the sci-fi heavy-metal band, will continue its North American tour despite the fact its lead guitarist was found dead Thursday in Pembina.


Meanwhile, the investigation into the death of Cory Smoot, 34, continues, according to Pembina County Sheriff Brian Erovick.

Band frontman David Brockie posted a long comment on the band's website while the tour bus drove toward Edmonton, Alberta, where the band had a concert scheduled Friday.

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