GWAR vocalist dies

2014-03-24 by Adam Thomas EMERITUS | 120 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.

Tagged: GWAR

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Athom
Emeritus
March 24th 2014
17240 Comments


Fuck

lyzakthellama
March 24th 2014
1935 Comments


wtf

Thunderkat
March 24th 2014
579 Comments


whhattt wow

tempest--
March 24th 2014
15277 Comments


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

Athom
Emeritus
March 24th 2014
17240 Comments


Bandmates have confirmed

Butkuiss
March 24th 2014
4284 Comments


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

Thunderkat
March 24th 2014
579 Comments


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

TheSupernatural
March 24th 2014
1380 Comments


Damn my friend saw them like 6 months ago

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2014
3818 Comments


fuck rip

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TooLateToGoBack
March 24th 2014
1789 Comments


R.I.P.

MoosechriS
March 24th 2014
5080 Comments


Rip dude

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dimsim3478
March 24th 2014
5791 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
2919 Comments


RIP.

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avonbarksdale221
March 24th 2014
8281 Comments


rip

joshieboy12345
March 24th 2014
5377 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.

baldymort
March 24th 2014
789 Comments


are you fucking kidding me

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2014
6513 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
1391 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.

Thunderkat
March 24th 2014
579 Comments


50 is too young

crowing51
March 24th 2014
3471 Comments


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

Diamondize
March 24th 2014
1367 Comments


RIP that's crazy.

theNateman
March 24th 2014
151 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

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elbaliem
March 24th 2014
951 Comments


RIP

wwf
March 24th 2014
1177 Comments


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

BigBlob
March 24th 2014
1756 Comments


WHAT!??! shit!! RIP

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SitarHero
March 24th 2014
4856 Comments


Fuck. RIP.

itsalltherage
March 24th 2014
595 Comments


RIP :[

renegadestrings
March 24th 2014
1474 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
2077 Comments


Big RIP.

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2014
1954 Comments


RIP.

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ultradevilgod
March 24th 2014
233 Comments


RIP Oderus, your music will go on.

ellagos
March 24th 2014
110 Comments


Only saw this guy a few weeks back, RIP

MO
March 24th 2014
19317 Comments


goddamn, RIP so hard

Hovse
March 24th 2014
1084 Comments


RIP

Wizard
March 24th 2014
19767 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
1756 Comments


this is soo good

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

SCREAMorphine
March 24th 2014
1766 Comments


RIP

Dolving999
March 24th 2014
1684 Comments


Wow, that literally came out of nowhere!

RIP

Spec
March 24th 2014
27545 Comments


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

Rip.

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Mort.
March 24th 2014
4358 Comments


RIP

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MrAlvarado
March 24th 2014
10 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
2220 Comments


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

Tijnmans
March 24th 2014
362 Comments


Oh fuck R.I.P.

EyeForAnEye
March 24th 2014
1709 Comments


what the fuck

CalculatingInfinity
March 24th 2014
1995 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
4806 Comments


wow....

thats really unfortunate...

fuck man...

best of wishes to brockies family and friends

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TheGreatQ
March 24th 2014
1601 Comments


Fuck... RIP man.

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IronGiant
March 24th 2014
1066 Comments


rip

Owantjaaaa
March 24th 2014
3444 Comments


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

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BigPleb
March 24th 2014
39649 Comments


rip so hard

BaseballJames
March 24th 2014
377 Comments


RIP Oderus. Fly now.

BlackLlama
March 24th 2014
1739 Comments


Man, fuck today :

InbredJed
March 24th 2014
6111 Comments


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

RIP hard Space bro

FearTomorrow
March 24th 2014
1828 Comments


Worst news. RIP

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2014
16648 Comments


damn RIP

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ReAnimator
March 24th 2014
332 Comments


Fucking ugh. RIP

Alucard125
March 24th 2014
539 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
19371 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
88 Comments


well fuck

MrHigh
March 24th 2014
80 Comments


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

ZippaThaRippa
March 24th 2014
2447 Comments


What the fuck??? No way

demon of surveillance
March 24th 2014
878 Comments


RIP

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WeepingBanana
March 24th 2014
10256 Comments


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

ASnideReturns
March 24th 2014
5286 Comments


RIP
How old was he?

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BigBlob
March 24th 2014
1756 Comments


50, or 40,000 space years

ASnideReturns
March 24th 2014
5286 Comments


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

joshuahuntkc
March 24th 2014
1618 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
3250 Comments


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

Progger6009
March 24th 2014
1130 Comments


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

Apollo
March 24th 2014
10379 Comments


holy crap rip

VermTheImpaler
March 24th 2014
1360 Comments


Dammit, rest in peace

mindleviticus
March 24th 2014
8380 Comments


WHAT

Omeggia
March 24th 2014
132 Comments


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

MalleusMaleficarum
March 24th 2014
14486 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

SticksmanTheBored
March 24th 2014
206 Comments


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

Solbrave
March 24th 2014
389 Comments


rip

Scoot
March 24th 2014
17991 Comments


shit rip

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tacos N stuff
March 24th 2014
429 Comments


well shit

Uranium
March 24th 2014
7363 Comments


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

Another legend goes... RIP.

cryptside
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2014
2100 Comments


Damn this sucks. RIP

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SnakeDelilah
March 24th 2014
10186 Comments


RIP

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Regulator
March 24th 2014
612 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
331 Comments


wow... RIP


GringoSuave89
March 24th 2014
1080 Comments


RIP

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NecrogenicShrimp
March 24th 2014
71 Comments


RIP

zaruyache
March 24th 2014
7891 Comments


Fuck really? RIP

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erizen826
March 24th 2014
626 Comments


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

Azn.
March 24th 2014
5618 Comments


damn...this is crazy

RIP

JokineAugustus
March 24th 2014
7445 Comments


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

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Skoj
March 24th 2014
1380 Comments


fuck... blasting Ragnarok hard

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wacknizzle
March 24th 2014
13734 Comments


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

MalleusMaleficarum
March 24th 2014
14486 Comments


drug addiction catches up eventually bro

wacknizzle
March 24th 2014
13734 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
678 Comments


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

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Itwasthatwas
March 24th 2014
774 Comments


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

MyNameIsPencil
March 24th 2014
791 Comments


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

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Itwasthatwas
March 24th 2014
774 Comments


On a more sober note

RIP

Calc
March 24th 2014
12526 Comments


GWAR was that old? gahdamn RIP

ShadowRemains
March 24th 2014
21954 Comments


damn rip

Ovrot
March 24th 2014
10582 Comments


Music is dead

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sonictheplumber
March 24th 2014
5154 Comments


shoulda seen em, ive had 100 chances over the years

TalonsOfFire
March 24th 2014
11218 Comments


RIP

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discovolante
March 24th 2014
699 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
875 Comments


Sadly I am guessing an overdose

CrownOfMagnets
March 24th 2014
2334 Comments


RIP

beachdude
March 25th 2014
464 Comments


Damn... RIP

bach
March 25th 2014
13575 Comments


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

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dixoncocks
March 25th 2014
2766 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
14486 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
744 Comments


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

R.I.P.

erizen826
March 25th 2014
626 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
10975 Comments


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

InFiction
March 25th 2014
3731 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
4916 Comments


RIP

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ScuroFantasma
March 27th 2014
2824 Comments


RIP

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JAXETA
March 29th 2014
794 Comments


RIP

Green Baron
April 10th 2014
21156 Comments


Band released a video today about Dave:

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



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