One of the highlights of the 2014 GWAR-B-Q was the Viking funeral in honor of late GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus, a.k.a Dave Brockie.
According to Virginia's State Medical Examiner's Office, Dave Brockie died from acute heroin toxicity by accidental means.
The death of GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) has resulted in countless tributes taking many forms, but this is certainly one of the most unique. On May 3, the 'All Hail GWAR!' memorial art show will open, with nearly 100 artists set to display their GWAR-inspired works during the month-long, free, all-ages event.
The death of GWAR frontman Dave Brockie, the man who portrayed the lovable warmongering alien Oderus Urungus, shocked the metal community to its core. Following the GWAR mastermind's passing, the Dave Brockie Foundation was launched, and now, GWAR have released a new memorial shirt to raise money for the foundation.
The loss of GWAR frontman and mastermind Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) sent the metal world into mourning on March 24. Countless tributes have been paid by some of rock and metal's finest musicians along with fans from around the world. In memory of the late frontman, the surviving members of GWAR memorialized their friend and announced the launch of the Dave Brockie Foundation.
Rest in peace, Dave Brockie! The beloved GWAR frontman, also known as Oderus Urungus, touched many in the music industry with not only his outspoken and entertaining ways, but also the way in which he treated others. One of those who had a long-running friendship with Brockie was Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe, who had a chance to speak at the musician's memorial service.
It's only been a few days since the passing of GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) and the entire metal world is still in mourning. Many heartfelt tributes have been extended by musicians and fans, but nothing has been said by GWAR's camp. However, GWAR have just released their first official statement commenting on Brockie's death.