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GWAR's Cory Smoot's Wife Pregnant; Funeral Friday

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GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot, who suddenly died on the band's tour bus last week, was about to be a father, according to his obituary. Smoot's wife, Jamie, is pregnant and is due in June 2012, the obituary states.

The moving obituary, posted on the website of Bennett Funeral Homes in Virginia, recalls Cory as "tender-hearted," "generous," and "loyal."

"Cory's identity was not that of 'Flattus Maximus,' a man-made creature created by Gwar. Cory is a real legend that was taken too soon in life and away from his calling as a son, brother, husband, father and musician," the obituary states. "He will always be remembered by those who truly loved him and knew who he genuinely was. He will never be forgotten! Cory's legacy will continue through his only child who will arrive to meet family sometime in June 2012."

A public memorial service is being held Friday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Home Chesterfield Chapel, located at 14301 Ashbrook Parkway in Chesterfield, VA.

The family has also set up the Smoot Family Fund. Details on how to give will be forthcoming.

GWAR, meanwhile, has continued its tour but has canceled a show tonight in Oregon and another tomorrow in San Francisco so the band can attend the funeral.

Here are the remaining dates of the tour, which also includes Every Time I Die, Ghoul and Warbeast:

11/12 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/13 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
11/14 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
11/15 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/16 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
11/18 Austin, TX @ East Side Drive In
11/19 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/20 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/21 New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar
11/22 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/23 Tampa, FL @ Green Iguana Stadium
11/25 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
11/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/27 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place

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10 Comments on "Cory Smoot of GWAR Was Going To Be A Dad"

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1. DreamHeater writes:

Oh... Oh, man.
That's rough.
Best of luck to his family.

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 3:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Megacool writes:

How sad only to cancel 2 shows. I think the fans would understand if a little more time would be taken off.

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 3:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RTB writes:

F@CK that is sad..
RIP CORY

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. All The Noyes writes:

Rough, very rough. His family will be in my prayers. That kid is gonna have some talented shoes to fill. Metal shoes...

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 4:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ZMA writes:

This is a very sad thing. Kinda like what happened with Paul Gray, who also had a kid on the way. Real shame. RIP.

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. JSIL writes:

MEMORIAL SERVICE IS PRIVATE SERVICE ONLY- IT IS NOT PUBLIC

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ZMA writes:

^ That's upsetting. If I was in the area I would've attended. But I guess I can respect the desire to only have close friends and family at the service.

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 8:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. theghostofavalon writes:

And I never got to see them play at Jaxx in Springfield VA. That's practically right up the road from them...It's sad. But I hope the best for the band, friends, and family.

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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I had a valid point to make here, but it's only going to start a fight if I say it.

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 8:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. btbamfav20 writes:

That's tragic... and thanks for the discretion Cr4w

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