Contact Us

GWAR Vocalist Dave Brockie’s Cause of Death Ruled as Accidental Heroin Overdose

Dave Brockie
Metal Blade

On March 23, we lost GWAR vocalist and mastermind Dave Brockie, who performed as the character of Oderus Urungus for over 30 years. Brockie’s death was thought to be drug-related due to evidence found at the scene of his death, and unfortunately, it’s just been confirmed that he died from an accidental heroin overdose.

The news was reported by CBS 6 in Richmond, Va., earlier today (June 3). According to Virginia’s State Medical Examiner’s Office, Brockie died from acute heroin toxicity by accidental means. He was found unresponsive in his North Richmond home by a roommate.

Friends of the metal veteran told CBS 6 that they had been worried about Brockie’s behavior and “suspected his known penchant for marijuana smoking and partying had taken a bad turn.” CBS, however did not post any quotes and did not specify how long Brockie had been using heroin.

Dave Brockie’s death occurred shortly after GWAR had announced the fifth annual GWAR-B-Q, an event that Brockie had hoped would become one of America’s biggest yearly rock and metal festivals. Despite Brockie’s passing, the GWAR-B-Q will go on as scheduled and GWAR will perform with Mike Bishop, who was the first to take on the character of Beefcake the Mighty, on vocals. Additionally, a public funeral will be held for Brockie on Aug. 15, the day before this year’s GWAR-B-Q.

Tickets for the fifth annual GWAR-B-Q will go on sale June 6. To grab tickets to the event, click here.

Check Out Our Dave Brockie Memorial Playlist of Loudwire Exclusive Videos

GWAR Begin Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Launch GWARbar Restaurant

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://loudwire.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!