Jack Flanagan, manager of GWAR has issued this official statement regarding Dave Brockie - better known by his stage name Oderus Urungus - who died on March 23rd in his home at the age of 50.
"On behalf of Dave Brockie's family, Slave Pit Inc. and GWAR, we would like to thank all the loyal fans worldwide for the outpouring of love and support shown to us over the past few days. Knowing that we have such amazing family, friends and fans is truly helping us all get through this tough time.
We are awaiting a toxicology report from the medical examiners office to confirm the cause of death. The medical examiners office has informed us that the results can take one to three months to be processed. Standard protocol exists that a toxicology procedure be performed.
We have made funeral arrangements and a private memorial has been scheduled for close friends and family.
As Dave and Oderus would have wanted, this year's GWAR-B-Q scheduled for August 16th at Hadad's Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA) will still take place as planned. We have scheduled the Dave Brockie public memorial to take place the day prior to the GWAR-B-Q, Friday August 15th, also at Hadad's Lake.
More information shall be released as the details are confirmed.
CBS affiliate WTVR out of GWAR's home base of Richmond, VA has posted a video report on the passing of Dave Brockie. The clip features members of the extended GWAR family discussing Brockie's unique personality and talents: