March 24, 2014 9:19

Gwar's management to issue statement following unconfirmed reports of frontman David Brockie's death

It has been reported that Brockie – better known as Oderus Urungus – died at home yesterday (March 23)

Gwar's management to issue statement following unconfirmed reports of frontman David Brockie's death

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Management for the metal group Gwar are to issue a statement at 5pm today (March 24) following unconfirmed reports of the death of frontman David Brockie at the age of 50, reports TheMusic.com.au.

Style Weekly, based in the band's hometown of Richmond, Virginia, reports that Brockies body was found, at home, by his roommates on Sunday (March 23). They report that a member of Richmond police confirmed Brockie was found in his home between 3 and 7pm.

Speaking to Style Weekly, former bassist Mike Bishop paid tribute to the singer, better known by his stagename Oderus Urungus. "Dave was one of the funniest, smartest, most creative and energetic persons I've known," he said. "He was brash sometimes, always crass, irreverent, he was hilarious in every way. But he was also deeply intelligent and interested in life, history, politics and art."

The death has not, as yet, been confirmed by any representative for Brockie or the group.

Known for their outrageous costumes and prosthetics, Gwar released their 13th album in 2013 and mark their 30th anniversary this year.

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