Gwar singer Dave Brockie dead at 50
Gwar frontman Dave Brockie was found dead in his bed by a bandmate on Sunday (3/23). No cause of death was immediately known, though an autopsy will be performed.
The band, who formed in 1984 and performed in costume as "Earth's only openly extra-terrestrial rock band," took on character names for individual members. Brockie performed as "Oderus Urungus."
The band's manager, Jack Flanagan, confirmed the death on Monday via a posting on the band's Facebook page.
"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 PM EST Sunday March 23,2014. His body was found Sunday by his band mate at his home in Richmond, VA. 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 band mates and his family. More information regarding his death shall be released as the details are confirmed."