GWAR vocalist dies
2014-03-24 by Adam Thomas STAFF | 124 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
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2014
17222 Comments


Fuck

Futures
March 24th 2014
11685 Comments


damn. rip

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lyzakthellama
March 24th 2014
1788 Comments


wtf

Thunderkat
March 24th 2014
576 Comments


whhattt wow

tempest--
March 24th 2014
13921 Comments


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

Athom
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2014
17222 Comments


Bandmates have confirmed

Futures
March 24th 2014
11685 Comments


fuck. this came out of nowhere. sad stuff.

Butkuiss
March 24th 2014
4220 Comments


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

Thunderkat
March 24th 2014
576 Comments


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

TheSupernatural
March 24th 2014
1242 Comments


Damn my friend saw them like 6 months ago

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Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2014
2908 Comments


fuck rip

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TooLateToGoBack
March 24th 2014
1775 Comments


R.I.P.

MoosechriS
March 24th 2014
5029 Comments


Rip dude

dimsim3478
March 24th 2014
5183 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
2796 Comments


RIP.

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avonbarksdale221
March 24th 2014
8247 Comments


rip

joshieboy12345
March 24th 2014
5371 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
777 Comments


are you fucking kidding me

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2014
6205 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
1369 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
576 Comments


50 is too young

crowing51
March 24th 2014
3453 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
95 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
922 Comments


RIP

wwf
March 24th 2014
841 Comments


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

BigBlob
March 24th 2014
1668 Comments


WHAT!??! shit!! RIP

SitarHero
March 24th 2014
4698 Comments


Fuck. RIP.

CaptainDooRight
March 24th 2014
29942 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
1450 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
2005 Comments


Big RIP.

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linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2014
1896 Comments


RIP.

ultradevilgod
March 24th 2014
232 Comments


RIP Oderus, your music will go on.

ellagos
March 24th 2014
108 Comments


Only saw this guy a few weeks back, RIP

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MO
March 24th 2014
18865 Comments


goddamn, RIP so hard

Hovse
March 24th 2014
922 Comments


RIP

Wizard
March 24th 2014
19522 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
1668 Comments


this is soo good

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

SCREAMorphine
March 24th 2014
1758 Comments


RIP

Dolving999
March 24th 2014
1641 Comments


Wow, that literally came out of nowhere!

RIP

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Spec
March 24th 2014
27190 Comments


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

Rip.

Mort.
March 24th 2014
3796 Comments


RIP

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MrAlvarado
March 24th 2014
7 Comments


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

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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
2102 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
357 Comments


Oh fuck R.I.P.

EyeForAnEye
March 24th 2014
1699 Comments


what the fuck

CalculatingInfinity
March 24th 2014
1647 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
3937 Comments


wow....

thats really unfortunate...

fuck man...

best of wishes to brockies family and friends

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TheGreatQ
March 24th 2014
1470 Comments


Fuck... RIP man.

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IronGiant
March 24th 2014
856 Comments


rip

Owantjaaaa
March 24th 2014
3334 Comments


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

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BigPleb
March 24th 2014
37167 Comments


rip so hard

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BaseballJames
March 24th 2014
376 Comments


RIP Oderus. Fly now.

BlackLlama
March 24th 2014
1690 Comments


Man, fuck today :

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InbredJed
March 24th 2014
6076 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
16440 Comments


damn RIP

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ReAnimator
March 24th 2014
321 Comments


Fucking ugh. RIP

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Alucard125
March 24th 2014
535 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
18725 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
68 Comments


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

ZippaThaRippa
March 24th 2014
2434 Comments


What the fuck??? No way

demon of surveillance
March 24th 2014
837 Comments


RIP

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WeepingBanana
March 24th 2014
10187 Comments


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

ASnideReturns
March 24th 2014
5241 Comments


RIP
How old was he?

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BigBlob
March 24th 2014
1668 Comments


50, or 40,000 space years

ASnideReturns
March 24th 2014
5241 Comments


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

joshuahuntkc
March 24th 2014
1601 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
3181 Comments


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

Progger6009
March 24th 2014
1124 Comments


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

Apollo
March 24th 2014
10336 Comments


holy crap rip

VermTheImpaler
March 24th 2014
1360 Comments


Dammit, rest in peace

mindleviticus
March 24th 2014
8292 Comments


WHAT

Omeggia
March 24th 2014
123 Comments


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

MalleusMaleficarum
March 24th 2014
14359 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
292 Comments


rip

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Scoot
March 24th 2014
17818 Comments


shit rip

tacos N stuff
March 24th 2014
377 Comments


well shit

Uranium
March 24th 2014
7237 Comments


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

Another legend goes... RIP.

thelastsignal
March 24th 2014
1370 Comments


Damn this sucks. RIP

SnakeDelilah
March 24th 2014
7924 Comments


RIP

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Regulator
March 24th 2014
606 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
294 Comments


wow... RIP


GringoSuave89
March 24th 2014
1042 Comments


RIP

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NecrogenicShrimp
March 24th 2014
71 Comments


RIP

zaruyache
March 24th 2014
6894 Comments


Fuck really? RIP

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erizen826
March 24th 2014
594 Comments


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

Azn.
March 24th 2014
5612 Comments


damn...this is crazy

RIP

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JokineAugustus
March 24th 2014
6230 Comments


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

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Skoj
March 24th 2014
1190 Comments


fuck... blasting Ragnarok hard

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wacknizzle
March 24th 2014
13482 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
14359 Comments


drug addiction catches up eventually bro

wacknizzle
March 24th 2014
13482 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
559 Comments


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

Itwasthatwas
March 24th 2014
770 Comments


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

MyNameIsPencil
March 24th 2014
626 Comments


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

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Itwasthatwas
March 24th 2014
770 Comments


On a more sober note

RIP

Calc
March 24th 2014
12251 Comments


GWAR was that old? gahdamn RIP

ShadowRemains
March 24th 2014
21058 Comments


damn rip

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Ovrot
March 24th 2014
10508 Comments


Music is dead

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sonictheplumber
March 24th 2014
4629 Comments


shoulda seen em, ive had 100 chances over the years

TalonsOfFire
March 24th 2014
8220 Comments


RIP

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discovolante
March 24th 2014
671 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
843 Comments


Sadly I am guessing an overdose

CrownOfMagnets
March 24th 2014
2293 Comments


RIP

beachdude
March 25th 2014
286 Comments


Damn... RIP

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bach
March 25th 2014
12910 Comments


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

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Futures
March 25th 2014
11685 Comments


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

dixoncocks
March 25th 2014
2602 Comments


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

MalleusMaleficarum
March 25th 2014
14359 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
734 Comments


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

R.I.P.

erizen826
March 25th 2014
594 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
8704 Comments


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

InFiction
March 25th 2014
3686 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.

MMX
March 26th 2014
4831 Comments


RIP

ScuroFantasma
March 27th 2014
2249 Comments


RIP

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JAXETA
March 29th 2014
782 Comments


RIP

Green Baron
April 10th 2014
20006 Comments


Band released a video today about Dave:

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

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