Rocker David Brockie, frontman and founder of the ‘90s cult metal band GWAR, was found dead in his Virginia home. He was 50.
Police told the New York Daily News that his body was discovered just before 7 PM. The cause of death was not immediately known, and an autopsy has been scheduled.
Brockie, who went by the stage name “Oderus Urungus,” and friends formed the “satirical thrash metal band” GWAR in Richmond in 1984. The group hit it big in the '90s and was known for their science fiction and horror-inspired costumes and shows.
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Bishop continued, “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.”
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe shared an Instagram photo of Brockie from his birthday party along with a touching tribute to the singer, noting his friend had "left the building & taken off back to his home planet."