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GWAR’s Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) Has Died

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GWAR’s frontman Dave Brockie, AKA Oderus Urungus, has passed away at the age of 50.

He was found by his roommate. The cause of death has not yet been released.

Dave Brockie founded GWAR in 1984. The thrash metal band is known for their over-the-top and grotesque live shows.

Lamb of God’s Randall Blythe posted this on Instagram:

“I do not know details of why he died yet, just that he passed away at home & his roommates found him. When someone dies, a lot of the time people will say “Oh, he was a unique person, really one of a kind, a true original”- most of these people no idea of what they are talking about- they obviously had never met Dave. Dave TRULY WAS ONE OF A KIND- I can’t think of ANYONE even remotely like him. That’s VERY HARD TO SAY. My band learned how to become a real touring band from GWAR- they gave us out first shot at this thing. I learned many things from Dave, many of which I am eternally grateful for, and some of which I am deeply ashamed of.”

Image by crazybobbles on Flickr.  Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic. (CC BY 2.0)

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Comments (4)
  1. Zach

    Did he die of disappointment from being a successful 50 year old musician and still having to have a roommate?


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    1. Paul Resnikoff

      Depressingly spot-on comment. There it is.


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  2. Rest In Peace brother

    I am sure the “fans” will support his family by pirating his work a bit harder this weekend.


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    1. Paul Resnikoff

      It’ll be everything: I noticed a GWAR album trending on iTunes; but expect all sorts of bumps across streaming, BitTorrent, YouTube, whatever. The sales power of death.


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