There's sad news from the metal world this morning as GWAR front man Dave
"Oderus Urungus" Brockie was found dead yesterday in his Richmond, VA home by one of his
band mates. Brockie was 50 years old.
GWAR manager Jack Flanagan released a statement today confirming Brockie's passing:
It is with a saddened heart, that I confirm my dear friend Dave Brockie, artist,
musician, and lead singer of GWAR passed away at approximately 6:50 PM EST Sunday March
23,2014. His body was found Sunday by his band mate at his home in Richmond, VA. Richmond
authorities have confirmed his death and next of kin has been notified. A full autopsy
be performed. He was 50 years old, born August 30, 1963.
My main focus right now is to look after my band mates and his family. More information
regarding his death shall be released as the details are confirmed.
GWAR was formed in 1984 and is best known for their insane live shows in which the band
members don gory costumes and perform songs filled with obscene
lyrics. Brockie, who played the 43-billion-year-old Oderus Urungus at GWAR shows, had been
a member of the group since it was first formed. Our thoughts are with Brockie's friends
Watch Oderus Urungus recite "Goodnight Moon":
[Published on: 3/24/14]