GWAR Lead Singer Dave Brockie, AKA Oderus Urungus, Found Dead | Fanboys Anonymous

GWAR Lead Singer Dave Brockie, AKA Oderus Urungus, Found Dead

Posted by Mike Paden Monday, March 24, 2014
GWAR Singer Dave Brockie Funeral Pics
Dave Brockie, better known to fans as metal band Gwar's front-man Oderus Urungus, has been reported dead by Style Weekly and many people close to the band.

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.

GWAR singer Oderus Urungus Without Makeup
A rare photo of Brockie without his famous stage makeup and costume.
Here is Brockie making one of his many appearances on the Fox News show Red Eye in full character.


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Dave Brockie Oderus Urungus Memorial
THIS POST WRITTEN BY: MIKE PADEN

The owner of Paden's Place Productions and Mega Powers Radio, Mike Paden can be followed on Twitch as well as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Full staff profile here.

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