Accidental overdose is the official cause of death for GWAR frontman Dave Brockie AKA Oderus Urungus. The metal singer passed back in March, shocking fans and putting a sour note on the band’s 30th anniversary. From CBS6:
The M.E.’s official cause of death: acute heroin toxicity, means: accident.
Brockie, was found unresponsive by his roommate in his North Richmond home on March 23. Responding police investigators found evidence of heroin use, but the cause of death wasn’t finalized until toxicology tests were completed.
Close friends told CBS 6 that they had been worried about his behavior and suspected his known penchant for marijuana smoking and partying had taken a bad turn.
He was known as the prime heartbeat and creative leader of a large theatrical troupe popular around the world and twice nominated for a Grammy.
I’ll always remember GWAR for sticking to their guns and doing their own thing, which is being a pack of scoundrels from space that play metal. It’s sad that the real world has to shatter that image, but at least the band and Brockie are immortalized by their supporters and legend across the globe.