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The founder and lead singer of renowned metal band Gwar, David Brockie, has died, numerous sources close to the band tell Style Weekly.

A member of the Richmond Police Department confirmed early Monday that the 50-year-old musician was found dead in his home Sunday between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. by his roommate.

"Dave was one of the funniest, smartest, most creative and energetic persons I've known," former Gwar bassist Mike Bishop says. "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."

"His penchant for scatological humors belied a lucid wit. He was a criminally underrated lyricist and hard rock vocalist, one of the best, ever! 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."

The news comes in a year the Grammy-nominated band marks its 30th anniversary and recently returned from a long-awaited first performance in Japan. It recently announced that it would hold its fifth Gwar-B-Q concert Aug. 16 at Hadad's Water Park. [Style Weekly]

David Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, the frontman of graphic, theatrical metal band Gwar, has passed away at 50 years old. Cause of death has not been revealed, but police do not suspect foul play. You'll be missed Oderus Urungus. Thanks for all the maniacal shows over the years.

None of Gwar's or Brockie's representatives have confirmed the death yet, but NME reports that Gwar's management will issue a statement later today (3/24). UPDATE: Gwar's manager Jack Flanagan (Sleazy P Martini was apparently unavailable for comment) issued a statement confirming the death:

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 6:50 PM EST Sunday March 23,2014. His body was found Sunday by his band mate 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. He was 50 years old, born August 30, 1963.

My main focus right now is to look after my band mates and his family. More information regarding his death shall be released as the details are confirmed.
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Comments (27)

Damn......you will be missed. Definitely better than Grimes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 8:30 AM

Now thats what i call some decent masks. Not those bullshit wanna be art arcade fire fuckmasks.

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Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 8:41 AM

We Salute you!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 8:51 AM

scatological humors? you mean shit jokes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 8:52 AM

Man... I wanna say something funny and crass in the GWAR way, but just too shocked and bummed.

The person who would have had the best comment on this... would have been David Brockie/Oderus Urungus.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 8:53 AM

bummer. these guys knew how to have fun.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 9:19 AM

It was Oderus who stole arcade fire's mask, and those cuntass hipster canadians killed him to get it back

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 9:28 AM

This news sucks

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 9:32 AM

poop.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 9:34 AM

Damn thats SHITTY

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 9:42 AM

Has Sleazy P Martini issued a statement?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 9:52 AM

they were supposed to play the super bowl halftime show next year. I voted for it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 10:08 AM

He was funny in an unfunny kind of way

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 10:16 AM

You put a smile on more faces than I could ever hope to do in my lifetime ... well done Dave and give em' hell wherever you are!

Posted by Burg | March 24, 2014 10:41 AM

This news confirms who it is that trolls the BV comments section. Neckbearded losers who are jealous they will never "drench hipster bitches in cum".

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 11:47 AM

Bloody good frontman !!

He's gone back to his home planet.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 2:57 PM

:(

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 3:01 PM

FUCK. Such a bummer. This band is, was, and always been complete gold. Gwar isn't in my regular rotation much these days, but who in the hell doesn't love this band for at least one reason or another. Gutted.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 4:52 PM

RESPECT.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | March 24, 2014 10:32 PM

He gave the funniest interviews. A real gem and Gwar was a fucking fun band to see live. RIP.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2014 12:08 AM

so how did he die?

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2014 1:37 AM

Waiting on autopsy, apparently.

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Posted by Truth | March 25, 2014 1:09 PM

RIP

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2014 2:40 PM

rip in peace green jellÿ

all my prays

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 2:38 PM

Oderus is in his ship on the way back to his fortress in antarctica smoking crack.

Respect. Saw GWAR many times throughout the years, never EVER did I leave their shows without a smile... covered in fake blood and other various bodily fluids.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 3:23 PM

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