Gwar Frontman Dave Brockie AKA Oderus Urungus Dead At 50

Oderus Urungus

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:  “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 – 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.”