Gwar frontman David Brockie, who also goes by his more popular stage name, Oderus Urungus, has reportedly died at the age of 50.
David Brockie, 50, entertained thousands as the frontman for popular metal band Gwar. Sadly, the Canadian native died at his home in Richmond, Va. at the age of 50.
David Brockie Dead At 50
David, who was the founder of the metal band Gwar, was found dead in his home by his roommates, on March 23, reports Style Weekly.
Richmond police were the first on the scene, reports FoxNews.com.
“At approximately 6:53 p.m. on Sunday, Richmond Police were called to a residence in the 4800 block of West Seminary Avenue for a report of a deceased individual,” a police spokesperson said in a statement to Fox. “When officers arrived, they found David M. Brockie, 50, deceased inside the home.”
“Detectives do not suspect foul play at this time,” the spokesperson added.
No cause of death has been announced, but an official statement from the band is expected soon.
“I wish it was a joke,” Style Weekly writer and former GWAR bassist Chris Bopst told the publication. “Everyone is in shock.”
“As he entertained us in life, may his death remind us that life is short,” Five Finger Death Punch bassist Chris Kael said.
“Tell the ones around you that they are loved. Live life with a smile and a laugh — just as Dave and I shared a laugh while talking at Soundwave. We love you.”
David’s death comes just after Gwar’s recent return from its first shows in Japan. Additionally, the band was celebrating its 30th anniversary.
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— Bryant Perkins