GWAR Announce Public Memorial for David Brockie

The band will honor their late frontman one day prior to the GWAR-B-Q.

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GWAR will hold a public memorial for frontman David Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, set for August 15th at Hadad's Lake in Richmond, VA, Consequence of Sound reports. The memorial will coincide with the GWAR-B-Q, which will go on as planned on August 16th, also at Hasad's Lake.

The lineup for this year's GWAR-B-Q has not yet been announced. It's unclear if GWAR themselves will perform, though Brockie's bandmates have given indication they plan to continue on in his memory.

In an issued statement, GWAR's manager Jim Flanagan said, as is standard protocol, medical examiners have taken a toxicology report, however, results can take one to three months to be processed. Brockie was found dead in his Richmond, VA home on Sunday at the age of 50. Police have already ruled out foul play. 

Funeral arrangements and a private memorial has been scheduled for Brockie's family and close friends.

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    a part of me wishes all of this to be a joke and that Oderus will ressurect on april's fools.
    Yeah, me too. Though I don't think the GWAR could convince the RPD to do that. RPD hates fun.
    if they paid them i bet they could cause the vpd in van get paid by hells angels to sell weed without any hassle
    "Brockie was founded dead". Come on, guys.
    They should sign their name after every article so we could hate on somebody specific.
    So is this UG trolling us with the gold medal or is it actually going to happen?
    I'm sure he's somewhere in hell right now beating the shit out of Fred Phelps.
    Yep, you concur with the other ten people that have posted that comment.
    Nah, that's too much work. He probably has detached the cuttlefish to do his dirty work and he chills near the pit drinking beer and teaching GWAR songs to Satan.
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    If they seriously plan on continuing as a band without Brockie, they really should just start a new project under a different name. Not only was Brockie the last original member of Gwar, but he seemed to be the heart and soul of the whole band. He's pretty much irreplaceable.
    Thats about a 16 hour drive away from me, at the least. I will think about going, maybe with a friends and stay up there for a few days.
    These guys are such an awesome band. They've stayed true to metal since the start and f*ckin keep on goin. No bullsh*t involved. Oderus was always hilariously metal, and he died doing what he loved. Life well lived. R.I.P
    I wonder if WBC will have the hide to picket or state they will picket this funeral ahaha.
    I still can't believe this whole thing. I just cannot accept that he's gone. I honestly would not give it a second thought if I saw that David Brockie, himself showed up to the Gwar-B-Q. This can't be real. I can't accept that this is real.