R.I.P. Dave Brockie (AKA Oderus Urungus Of GWAR) Dead At 50
Incredibly shocking news has hit the internet as it’s being reported and apparently confirmed that Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus of GWAR, has been found dead in his home at age 50. No cause of death has yet been released.
I can’t even imagine what is happening within the GWAR camp right now. The Emerald Gore Society send our deepest condolences to his friends and family, as well as the fans of GWAR. This is a horrible day for metal.
Dave, you brought more humor and theatricality to metal in one show than most bands did their entire career. Rest in peace, sir. You will be missed.
Randy Blythe, vocalist of Lamb Of God wrote via his Instagram: “I got a very sad call tonight from my buddy Chris Bopst, who was one of the original members of GWAR. My friend Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, the singer of GWAR, has left the building and 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 and his roommates found him.
“When someone dies, a lot of the time people will say, ‘Oh, he was a unique person, really one of a kind, a true original.’ Most of these people no idea of what they are talking about; they obviously had never met Dave.”