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GWAR front man Dave Brokie a.k.a. Oderus Urungus found dead

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Yesterday, March 23, the lead singer of the satirical Thrash Metal band GWAR, Dave Brockie--also know by his stage personae Oderus Urungus--was found unresponsive in his Virginia home. Just one year ago, the band faced tragedy when guitarist Cory Smoot (Flattus Maximus) died of a heart attack on while on tour.

This morning the management of Heavy Metal band GWAR released the following statement, regarding his sudden, shocking departure:

"It is with a saddened heart, that I confirm my dear friend Dave Brockie, artist, musician, and lead singer of GWAR passed away at approximately 6:50 PM EST Sunday March 23,2014. His body was found Sunday by his band mate at his home in Richmond, VA. Richmond authorities have confirmed his death and next of kin has been notified. A full autopsy will be performed. He was 50 years old, born August 30, 1963.

My main focus right now is to look after my band mates and his family. More information regarding his death shall be released as the details are confirmed."

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