Police in Richmond, Virginia, have confirmed the death of Gwar frontman Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus.

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Richmond Police Spokeswoman Dionne Waugh explained that officers were called to a residence in the 4800 block of the City’s West Seminary Avenue at 6.53pm on Sunday following a report of a dead person, and found 50-year old Brockie inside.

 

Detectives do not suspect foul play at this time.

 

Brockie’s body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
The frontman’s body was found in a chair in the residence, sitting upright with no evidence of drugs.   Another law enforcement source is reported as saying that suicide is not suspected and no note was found.

Management for the costumed thrash metal group are yet to confirm the death, but are set to release a statement at 5pm today (24 March).