Today is said news in the metal community, frontman and founder of the award winning band Gwar, Dave Brockie was found dead in his home yesterday at the age of 50. The following statements have been released.
Gwar's manager, Jack Flanagan:
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 p.m. EST Sunday, March 23, 2014. His body was found Sunday by his bandmate at his home in Richmond, Virginia. 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 bandmates and his family.
More information regarding his death shall be released as the details are confirmed.
Former Gwar bassist, Chris Bopst:
I wish it was a joke. Everyone is in shock.
Vocalist of Lamb of God, Randy Blythe:
I got a very sad call tonight from my buddy Chris Bopst, who was one of the original members of GWAR. My friend Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, the singer of GWAR, has left the building and taken off back to his home planet.
Randy has also posted a picture on his [Instagram] of Dave at his birthday party a few months ago.
All our hearts at Metal CallOut go out to Dave's family, friends and fans. RIP