Dave Brockie’s Body Was Discovered By GWAR Bandmate

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March 24, 2014 | 3:13pm EST

The body of heavy metal rocker Dave Brockie was found by one of his Gwar bandmates at his home in Richmond, Virginia, according to the band’s manager.
GWAR’s representative, Jack Flanagan, has spoken out about the masked frontman’s demise, although he has not revealed the identity of the band member who made the tragic discovery at the late 50 year old’s property on Sunday.
A statement released on Monday reads: “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 6.50pm EST Sunday, March 23, 2014.
“His body was found Sunday by his bandmate at his home in Richmond, VA. Richmond authorities have confirmed his death and next of kin has been notified. A full autopsy will be performed. My main focus right now is to look after my bandmates and his family. More information regarding his death shall be released as the details are confirmed.”
Police have yet to determine a cause of death, but authorities do not suspect foul play.
His former bandmate Chris Bopst, who writes for Style Weekly, posted a message on the Richmond publication’s website, stating, “I wish it was a joke. Everyone is in shock”, while ex-GWAR bassist Mike Bishop called Brockie “one of the funniest, smartest, most creative and energetic persons I’ve known”.
Bishop added, “He was brash sometimes, always crass, irreverent, he was hilarious in every way. But he was also deeply intelligent and interested in life, history, politics and art.”
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has also paid tribute to Brockie in a post on the band’s Facebook.com page, writing, “Right now, if I were to truly honor Dave in the way HE would do it if it were ME that had died, I would make a completely tasteless joke about his death. But I do not have the stomach for that – Dave would, but not me. He never put much stock in ‘limits’.”
Brockie, also known by his stage name Oderus Urungus, was one of the founding members of the heavy rock act, famous for performing in monster costumes.
His death comes three years after guitarist Cory Smoot passed away as GWAR were preparing to embark on a Canadian tour in 2011.

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