Dave Brockie

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David Murray Brockie
Background information
Birth nameDavid Murray Brockie
Born(1963-08-30)August 30, 1963
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
DiedMarch 23, 2014(2014-03-23) (aged 50)
Richmond, Virginia, USA
GenresThrash metal, punk rock, shock rock, heavy metal, comedy rock
Occupation(s)Musician, author, painter, actor
InstrumentsVocals, bass guitar
Years active1982–2014
LabelsMetal Blade Records
DRT Entertainment
Slave Pit Inc.
Oderus Urungus performing in Edmonton in 2004

David Murray "Dave" Brockie (August 30, 1963 – March 23, 2014), better known by his stage name Oderus Urungus, was a Canadian and American musician. He was best known as the lead vocalist, bassist and guitarist for the American multi-genre band Gwar. He performed under such genres as thrash metal, punk rock, shock rock, heavy metal and comedy rock. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Brockie was found dead by a bandmate on March 23, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia, aged 50.[1][2] The cause was an accidental heroin overdose.[3] He was given a traditional Viking funeral in a public memorial before the 5th annual GWAR-B-Q event.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Baldwin, Brent (March 24, 2014). "Gwar Frontman Dave Brockie Has Died". Style Weekly. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  2. Moskovitch, Greg (March 24, 2014). "Report: Gwar Frontman Dave Brockie Found Dead". Music Feeds. The Feeds Network. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  3. "Gwar frontman Dave Brockie died of heroin overdose". BBC. June 4, 2014. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  4. "Dave Brockie sent off in style at pre-GWAR-B-Q memorial service". Metal Insider. August 16, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2014.

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