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Gwar set late frontman Oderus Urungus' costume ablaze in viking funeral – watch

Fans pay tribute to Dave Brockie at this year's GWAR B-Q

Gwar gave frontman Oderus Urungus a traditional viking send-off at the annual Gwar B-Q, which was held over the weekend.

Dave Brockie died of a heroin overdose in March of this year (2014) and was buried in April. However, fans had not had chance to pay tribute to his character of Oderus Urungus.

On Friday night (August 15) his costume was laid out and lit on fire before being pushed into the Hadad's lake in Richmond, Virginia. The ship was then set on fire by an archer's arrow. Click above to watch footage from the funeral now.

Billboard reports that prior to the viking ceremony, tributes were paid to Urungus. Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, filmmaker Adam Green and Gwar's long-time publicist Jon Freeman all spoke of their memories. Blythe referenced the April burial and said, "Dave is the only motherfucker I know who has to get put away twice."

Known for their outrageous costumes and prosthetics, Gwar released their 13th album in 2013 and mark their 30th anniversary this year. According to Gwar's mythology, Oderus Urungus was 43 billion years old, and was assembled on a planet called Scumdogia. He wielded a sword called Unt Lick. The band also plan to build a monument to Brockie in his hometown of Richmond.

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