The world lost an amazing person today. Some truly shocking and tragic news is coming out of Virginia as GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) has passed on at the all too early age of just 50 years old.
According to MSN, officers were called to Brockie’s home Sunday evening (March 23rd) and found the singer dead inside, Richmond police spokeswoman Dionne Waugh said Monday. Detectives don’t suspect foul play at this time, and the medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death, Waugh said.
The band, founded in 1984, is best known for its members’ high-profile costumes and stage theatrics, but beneath it all they had a strong message and were anything but shy in terms of getting it out there and shouting it from the hilltops. Brockie was also a staple of the Adam Green and Joe Lynch show for FEARnet, “Holliston,” in which Brockie as Oderus played Adam’s friend and confidante.
Having met Dave a few times, I can honestly say he was one of the coolest and nicest guys we’ve run across in this crazy and at times ass-backwards business. He will be missed sorely by his friends, family, bandmates, and fans across the world. We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest of condolences to all.
Thank you, Dave… may you forever rock on, my brother! Horns held high.
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