David Brockie, frontman of GWAR found dead in Virginia home

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
David Brockie fronted the band GWAR, which is known for their elaborate satirical horror costumes and stage shows.

GWAR live in Toronto, Canada, December 17 2008 (courtesy Mark Coatsworth)

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Richmond, Va. (AP) -- Dave Brockie, frontman for the heavy metal band GWAR, has been found dead in his Richmond, Va., home at age 50.

Richmond police spokeswoman Dionne Waugh says officers were called to home shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday for a report of a dead person. When officers arrived, Brockie -- who went by the stage name Oderus Urungus -- was found dead inside the home.

Detectives don't suspect foul play at this time and Waugh says the medical examiner's office will determine cause of death.

The Grammy-nominated band founded in 1984 is known for its comically grotesque costumes, stage antics and vulgar lyrics.

GWAR released its latest album in 2013 and recently toured Australia and Japan.

In 2011, lead guitarist 34-year-old Cory Smoot was found dead on the band's tour bus.


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