After news of the death of GWAR frontman Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, hit the internet, many people in Richmond and worldwide are still mourning the loss.
Jack Flanagan, manager of GWAR, issued this official statement:
“On behalf of Dave Brockie’s family, Slave Pit Inc. and GWAR, we would like to thank all the loyal fans worldwide for the outpouring of love and support shown to us over the past few days. Knowing that we have such amazing family, friends and fans is truly helping us all get through this tough time.
We are awaiting a toxicology report from the medical examiner’s office to confirm the cause of death. The medical examiner’s office has informed us that the results can take one to three months to be processed. Standard protocol exists that a toxicology procedure be performed.
We have made funeral arrangements and a private memorial has been scheduled for close friends and family.”
This year’s GWAR-B-Q, scheduled for August 16 at Hadad’s Lake, will go on as planned. Organizers have scheduled the Dave Brockie public memorial to take place the day prior to the GWAR-B-Q, Friday August 15, also at Hadad’s Lake.
More information will be released as more details are confirmed.