Oderus Urungus: GWAR metal band frontman dead at 50

GWAR metal band front man 'Oderus Urungus' Dave Brockie was reported dead on Sunday, March 23, 2014. He was 50. His body was found inside his house in Richmond, Virginia.

Oderus Urungus

Oderus Urungus is one of the fictional / mythical characters that has long been portrayed by the metal group since its early beginnings, which was led by Canadian-American musician David Murray "Dave" Brockie.

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According to Richmond police, they found Brockie's body at approximately 6:53 p.m. on Sunday. Although the detectives do not suspect foul play in the death of the metal singer, they will still examine the body to determine the real cause of the death.

Before 'Oderus Urungus', another member of the GWAR band also died at a young age - Cory Smoot. He was the band's guitarist who played the character 'Flattus Maximus' for a span of more than 10 years. He was 34 when he died.

In an interview, Brockie even called Cory's death as a wake up call for all the members of the band.
I think Cory's death is a big wake-up call for all of us. We all breathed a big sigh of relief when we found out it wasn't a drug overdose, to speak quite frankly. But then to think that he was 34 and died of a heart attack — it's really scary.
He also spoke of taking care of one's life:
Everybody out there needs to take care of themselves, especially you guys who are playing in bands and starting to get up into your 40s and you're all sitting there just like me saying, 'Holy shit, this is still going on and I can keep doing this probably for the rest of my life?' Yeah, you can, but you have to take of yourself. You really, really, really, really do. So I'm trying to quit smoking right now.
GWAR has been a successful metal band. Its latest album 'Battle Maximus' sold about 4,000 copies in the United States in the first week of its release. It even topped the Billboard 200 chart.

The character Oderus Urungus, including GWAR band's future is still unknown. But for metal band fans in the world, they will surely miss the entertainment brought to them by Brockie. (Sources: 1,2)

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