gwar400 The Virginia medical examiner’s office says Dave Brockie, the frontman for the heavy metal band Gwar, died of an accidental heroin overdose.

Brockie — who went by the stage name Oderus Urungus — was found dead in his Richmond home on March 23rd. He was 50.

Arkuie Williams, administrator at the chief medical examiner’s office, said on June 3rd that Brockie’s cause of death was acute heroin toxicity.

The Grammy-nominated band Gwar was founded in 1984 and 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.

Brockie remained a constant in the band, which has had a revolving door of members. In 2011, 34-year-old lead guitarist Cory Smoot was found dead on the band’s tour bus.

source: Associated Press

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  • Steven on

    There must be some kind of mistake…..

  • Eric Heaton on

    Its sad to hear this…its a shame that a 50 year old had a heroin addiction…its a shame anyone has this addiction…RIP Dave..

  • Joe on

    Drugs, a sad way to lead a life. So sorry that happened to him…..wish he could have gotten the help he needed….Joe in The Cuse

  • James on

    This news just makes an already sad situation even sadder. He was so talented and one of a kind. RIP Oderus. You will be missed

  • mike on

    no loss, GWAR was garbage. I don’t even consider it music. NOISE..

    • steven on

      How dare you sir!!!! you have no taste in music!!!

    • Speedking on

      It was clown music. They made Green Jello look like The Beatles.

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