GWAR mainman Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus dead at 5024th March 2014
It has been reported that GWAR founder and lead singer Dave Brockie – known by his alter ego as Oderus Urungus – was found dead by room mates at his home on Sunday evening (23rd March 2014).
There has been no official statement on his death, but a number of stars from the world of metal have already paid tribute to Brockie –
Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) – “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 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 & his roommates found him.”
Mike Bishop (former GWAR bassist) “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.”
Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste) – “I’m so devastated right now. One of the most fun, brilliant, inspirational and creative people I’ve ever had the privilege to call a friend has passed. I’m going to miss you so much, pal.”
Dez Fafara (Devildriver, Coal Chamber – “Rest in peace, my brother!”
Ben Orum (ex-All Shall Perish) – “Dave, You were a creative genius. Thank you for bringing so much joy to me and my friends as we grew up with GWAR. RIP.”
According to Australia’s TheMusic.com.au, GWAR‘s management will issue a statement regarding reports of Brockie‘s passing at 13:00 EST today.
The team at All About The Rock would like to pass their condolences to Dave’s family, friends and band mates.