Sources from the Richmond Police Department confirmed that Brockie was found dead in his apartment by his roommate between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. yesterday.
GWAR, self-described as "The Scumdogs of the Universe," were infamous for their absurd lyrical subject matter, wild stage performances, and ghoulish costumes. The sad news comes shortly before the band celebrated their 30th anniversary. They released their 13th album in 2013. They've toured worldwide, and just recently returned from playing their first show ever in Japan.
Dave was one of the funniest, smartest, most creative and energetic persons I've known, 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.
— Mike Bishop, former GWAR bassist
This marks an end of an era for metal fans everywhere.
|A rare photo of Brockie without his famous stage makeup and costume.|