GWAR vocalist dies
2014-03-24 by Adam Thomas STAFF | 125 Comments

According to a number of news outlets, Dave Brockie, also known by his stage name Oderus Urungus, has passed. He was found unresponsive by friends on Sunday evening at his home. The cause of death is still unknown at this time.

Dave shocked audiences for over 30 years as the lead singer of GWAR, where he took up
the character Oderus Urungus, a grotesque alien who skewered modern politics, media culture, and human nature all while blurring the line between violent shock rock and biting satire.

Condolences to his family, friends, and fans.

He will be missed.

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Athom
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2014

17200 Comments


Fuck

Futures
March 24th 2014

8233 Comments


damn. rip

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lyzakthellama
March 24th 2014

1711 Comments


wtf

Thunderkat
March 24th 2014

483 Comments


whhattt wow

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tempest--
March 24th 2014

12674 Comments


I believe it's unconfirmed whether or not this is true at the moment

Athom
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2014

17200 Comments


Bandmates have confirmed

Futures
March 24th 2014

8233 Comments


fuck. this came out of nowhere. sad stuff.

Butkuiss
March 24th 2014

4111 Comments


Dude was just down under pissing off the government not a month ago. Stings.

Thunderkat
March 24th 2014

483 Comments


sad, and their guitarist died a couple of years ago too

TheSupernatural
March 24th 2014

1052 Comments


Damn my friend saw them like 6 months ago

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2014

1916 Comments


fuck rip

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TooLateToGoBack
March 24th 2014

1755 Comments


R.I.P.

MoosechriS
March 24th 2014

4803 Comments


Rip dude

dimsim3478
March 24th 2014

4748 Comments


Dude was just down under pissing off the government not a month ago. Stings.

Abbott had him taken out.

RIP.

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henryChinaski
March 24th 2014

2687 Comments


RIP.

avonbarksdale221
March 24th 2014

8087 Comments


rip

joshieboy12345
March 24th 2014

5370 Comments


Only a month ago at SW l saw some of their set and they fucking decapitated Tony Abbott to huge applause. Was hilarious. RIP.

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baldymort
March 24th 2014

747 Comments


are you fucking kidding me

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2014

5921 Comments


GWAR Frontman DAVE BROCKIE A.K.A. ODERUS URUNGUS Reportedly Dead At 50

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/gwar-frontman-dave-brockie-a-k-a-oderus-urungus-reportedly-dead-at-50/

RIP

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Mabbitt
March 24th 2014

1331 Comments


ugh lame. I decided not to see them last time they came through because I thought "oh, they tour here a lot. I'll just catch 'em next time."

Guess not.

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Thunderkat
March 24th 2014

483 Comments


50 is too young

crowing51
March 24th 2014

3446 Comments


Been hoping this was a hoax all morning, but bandmates have confirmed. Shit sucks. RIP.

Diamondize
March 24th 2014

1163 Comments


RIP that's crazy.

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theNateman
March 24th 2014

60 Comments


never liked this band. but he was a human, and for his close friends and family to lose him so young is a terrible thing. They will miss him

elbaliem
March 24th 2014

847 Comments


RIP

wwf
March 24th 2014

436 Comments


My bucket list included being roasted by this guy. Sad day.

BigBlob
March 24th 2014

1619 Comments


WHAT!??! shit!! RIP

SitarHero
March 24th 2014

4607 Comments


Fuck. RIP.

CaptainDooRight
March 24th 2014

28360 Comments


pretty sure the government did it

but dam really sad news

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itsalltherage
March 24th 2014

595 Comments


RIP :[

renegadestrings
March 24th 2014

1435 Comments


not a big fan of GWAR, but i can definitely appreciate them as a metal fan. they're live shows look just insane.

godspeed

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2014

1982 Comments


Big RIP.

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linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2014

1846 Comments


RIP.

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ultradevilgod
March 24th 2014

228 Comments


RIP Oderus, your music will go on.

ellagos
March 24th 2014

99 Comments


Only saw this guy a few weeks back, RIP

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MO
March 24th 2014

18267 Comments


goddamn, RIP so hard

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Hovse
March 24th 2014

587 Comments


RIP

Wizard
March 24th 2014

19248 Comments


Fuck, he was hilarious in his musings.

RIP May you squirt fake blood all over the gates of heaven!

not a big fan of GWAR, but i can definitely appreciate them as a metal fan. they're live shows look just insane.

The few times I saw them they killed it plus had a hilarious stage show. I saw them open for Lamb of God and they made them look like shit.

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BigBlob
March 24th 2014

1619 Comments


this is soo good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeuB5loCl-Y

SCREAMorphine
March 24th 2014

1751 Comments


RIP

Dolving999
March 24th 2014

1612 Comments


Wow, that literally came out of nowhere!

RIP

Spec
March 24th 2014

27062 Comments


Was hoping it was a hoax. Even more bummed I missed seeing them for work.

Rip.

MortimusPrime
March 24th 2014

3029 Comments


RIP

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MrAlvarado
March 24th 2014

7 Comments


RIP, Brockie. You were a unique musician and will be missed dearly.

corycantrell
March 24th 2014

45 Comments


didnt like this band at all but still 50 is still to young to go. RIP

sapient
March 24th 2014

1867 Comments


Wasn't really a huge fan, but I can admit and admire that their way of performing live was insanely influential. RIP hard

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Tijnmans
March 24th 2014

353 Comments


Oh fuck R.I.P.

EyeForAnEye
March 24th 2014

1691 Comments


what the fuck

CalculatingInfinity
March 24th 2014

1443 Comments


Fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk, R.I.P Oderus you legend.

GWAR'S live shows were so awesome, I wish I could have gone to one.

ToMMyMiL16
March 24th 2014

261 Comments


WOW WTF! RIP my boy. Started listening to GWAR over 20 years ago. crazy

emester
March 24th 2014

2068 Comments


wow....

thats really unfortunate...

fuck man...

best of wishes to brockies family and friends

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TheGreatQ
March 24th 2014

1283 Comments


Fuck... RIP man.

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IronGiant
March 24th 2014

740 Comments


rip

Owantjaaaa
March 24th 2014

3207 Comments


;_; rip
may they use your stuffed body for future shows

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BigPleb
March 24th 2014

34328 Comments


rip so hard

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BaseballJames
March 24th 2014

370 Comments


RIP Oderus. Fly now.

BlackLlama
March 24th 2014

1625 Comments


Man, fuck today :

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InbredJed
March 24th 2014

5629 Comments


One of the best live shows I've ever seen.

RIP hard Space bro

FearTomorrow
March 24th 2014

1709 Comments


Worst news. RIP

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2014

16264 Comments


damn RIP

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ReAnimator
March 24th 2014

297 Comments


Fucking ugh. RIP

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Alucard125
March 24th 2014

534 Comments


Damn, really sad...two deaths for Gwar in like 3 years. Keep on spraying your fluids Dave, RIP.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2014

18098 Comments


wow hardest RIP of all time

i hope hes banging at least 30 dirty spacehookers in hell right now

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killth3p00r
March 24th 2014

87 Comments


well fuck

MrHigh
March 24th 2014

68 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U85CXYJg2lc

ZippaThaRippa
March 24th 2014

2415 Comments


What the fuck??? No way

demon of surveillance
March 24th 2014

807 Comments


RIP

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WeepingBanana
March 24th 2014

10049 Comments


damn just last night i was watching the nardwuar interview with him RIP

ASnideReturns
March 24th 2014

3299 Comments


RIP
How old was he?

BigBlob
March 24th 2014

1619 Comments


50, or 40,000 space years

ASnideReturns
March 24th 2014

3299 Comments


Damn
Half a fuckin' century. I bet he would have continued to perform until he... basically physically couldn't.

joshuahuntkc
March 24th 2014

1579 Comments


RIP peace so sad. I was looking forward to the next time I'd get a chance to see them. very sad news.

EyesWideShut
March 24th 2014

3099 Comments


I wonder if he's gonna have a GWAR style funeral.. if any band would its GWAR!!!

Progger6009
March 24th 2014

1071 Comments


Im sure Oderus and Flatulus are on their home planet eating chili, and smoking crack as we speak.

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Apollo
March 24th 2014

10267 Comments


holy crap rip

VermTheImpaler
March 24th 2014

1360 Comments


Dammit, rest in peace

mindleviticus
March 24th 2014

8171 Comments


WHAT

Omeggia
March 24th 2014

120 Comments


This fucking sucks RIP Oderus my thoughts are with your family and the band

MalleusMaleficarum
March 24th 2014

13910 Comments


Just great. who the fuck is gonna be homosexual version of Gene Simmons wearing assless chaps pretending to urinate and semenate onto his followers now??????



rip

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SticksmanTheBored
March 24th 2014

206 Comments


I hate this band, but still this does shock me. RIP Oderus.

Solbrave
March 24th 2014

220 Comments


rip

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Scoot
March 24th 2014

17685 Comments


shit rip

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tacos N stuff
March 24th 2014

349 Comments


well shit

Uranium
March 24th 2014

7050 Comments


I only saw them once, but I am really, really glad I did.

Another legend goes... RIP.

thelastsignal
March 24th 2014

1083 Comments


Damn this sucks. RIP

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SnakeDelilah
March 24th 2014

5466 Comments


RIP

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Regulator
March 24th 2014

600 Comments


While never a diehard fan of the band, they were incredibly fun live. They let you remember that metal can be fun as hell and not to take it all so damn seriously. Was seriously considering going to Gwar-BQ this summer and driving from Canada...guess not. Safe travels, Oderus.

Minushuman24
March 24th 2014

244 Comments


wow... RIP


GringoSuave89
March 24th 2014

1013 Comments


RIP

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NecrogenicShrimp
March 24th 2014

69 Comments


RIP

zaruyache
March 24th 2014

5920 Comments


Fuck really? RIP

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erizen826
March 24th 2014

474 Comments


Holy shit...that's heavy man. Rest in peace.

Azn.
March 24th 2014

5569 Comments


damn...this is crazy

RIP

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JokineAugustus
March 24th 2014

5734 Comments


Saw these guys a while ago. They were good at what they do.

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Skoj
March 24th 2014

1089 Comments


fuck... blasting Ragnarok hard

wacknizzle
March 24th 2014

12647 Comments


This sucks really bad, I just wanna know what happened! For all I knew he was perfectly fine and healthy

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MalleusMaleficarum
March 24th 2014

13910 Comments


drug addiction catches up eventually bro

wacknizzle
March 24th 2014

12647 Comments


My guess is alcohol poisoning. I just can't see him being a dope head or anything, but maybe i'm wrong, i dunno

RVAHC13
March 24th 2014

479 Comments


From a fellow Richmond resident, may he rest in peace. m/

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Itwasthatwas
March 24th 2014

762 Comments


Wait really? Now I'm alone in the world as the only man with a 10 foot long cock

MyNameIsPencil
March 24th 2014

508 Comments


never was a fan of GWAR, but this still sucks
rip

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Itwasthatwas
March 24th 2014

762 Comments


On a more sober note

RIP

Calc
March 24th 2014

12037 Comments


GWAR was that old? gahdamn RIP

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ShadowRemains
March 24th 2014

20257 Comments


damn rip

Ovrot
March 24th 2014

10468 Comments


Music is dead

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sonictheplumber
March 24th 2014

4275 Comments


shoulda seen em, ive had 100 chances over the years

TalonsOfFire
March 24th 2014

5430 Comments


RIP

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discovolante
March 24th 2014

654 Comments


Seriously, I am kicking myself in the ass for all the times they played around here. I always thought they would be active for another few years. Talk about a huge regret. Anyways, RIP Oderus. I will always remember my high school self and my love for GWAR.

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Nomos
March 24th 2014

813 Comments


Sadly I am guessing an overdose

CrownOfMagnets
March 24th 2014

2232 Comments


RIP

beachdude42
March 25th 2014

133 Comments


Damn... RIP

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bach
March 25th 2014

11974 Comments


damn i'm kinda broke up about this. hella sad. RIP hard

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spookynewghostfriend
March 25th 2014

3297 Comments


why do people feel the need to give their opinion on the band before they say RIP

"I hated this band but RIP"

aka

"I dont respect or enjoy anything this guy gave thirty years of his life to but RIP"

wow how sincere

Futures
March 25th 2014

8233 Comments


yeah lets belittle the guy who just died. idk why people do that

dixoncocks
March 25th 2014

2434 Comments


I do not want to live in a world where there are as many dead GWAR members as there are dead Beatles.

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MalleusMaleficarum
March 25th 2014

13910 Comments


but dude there were approximately 239 members of GWAR throughout its existence

skyvalleystone
March 25th 2014

4 Comments


at the Tool concert last night, they paid tribute to him. Maynard said this concert is dedicated to him.

tmagistrelli
March 25th 2014

714 Comments


this is sad, i was working a GWAR show this year, he was a nice guy.

R.I.P.

erizen826
March 25th 2014

474 Comments


I do not want to live in a world where there are as many dead GWAR members as there are dead Beatles. [2]

BMDrummer
March 25th 2014

4488 Comments


R.I.P. It really sucks because now they can't perform at the Superbowl.

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InFiction
March 25th 2014

3639 Comments


Really shocking to hear this considering I just saw them at Soundwave. Had a blast seeing them so this is really a great loss. R.I.P.

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MMX
March 26th 2014

4785 Comments


RIP

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ScuroFantasma
March 27th 2014

1208 Comments


RIP

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JAXETA
March 29th 2014

768 Comments


RIP

Green Baron
April 10th 2014

18204 Comments


Band released a video today about Dave:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT-n5ge7gCQ



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