Gwar mainman Dave Brockie (AKA Oderus Urungus) has died at the age of 50. Reports are that he was found dead by roommates last night and were followed by a statement from Lamb of God frontman and fellow Richmond, Virginia native, Randy Blythe, who comments:Â “Got a very sad call tonight from my buddy Chris Bopst, who was one of the original members of GWAR- my friend Dave Brockie, AKA Oderus Urungus, the singer of GWAR, has left the building & taken off back to his home planet. He was 50 years old. I do not know details of why he died yet, just that he passed away at home & his roommates found him.”
Former GWAR bassist Mike Bishop told Style Weekly: “Dave was one of the funniest, smartest, most creative and energetic people I’ve known. He was brash sometimes, always crass, irreverent â€“ hilarious in every way. But he was also deeply intelligent and interested in life, history, politics, and art.
“His penchant for scatological humour belied a lucid wit. He was a criminally underrated lyricist and hard rock vocalist. A great front man, a great painter, writer, he was also a hell of a bass guitarist. I loved him. He was capable of great empathy and had a real sense of justice.”