GWAR’s Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) Dies – Rockers React
Yesterday evening (March 23), GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) passed away at the age of 50. We’ve been mourning the loss of a true original, as have many of rock and metal’s finest artists.
Since the news broke of Brockie’s death, an incredible influx of tributes have been sent out via social media. Whether through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any other platform, musicians such as Lamb of God‘s Randy Blythe, Disturbed‘s David Draiman Hatebreed‘s Jamey Jasta, Testament‘s Alex Skolnick and countless others have memorialized Brockie.
Here are just some of the thoughts currently being shared online by GWAR enthusiasts:
— DAVID DRAIMAN (@DAVIDMDRAIMAN) March 24, 2014
RIP Dave Brockie. Fuck…
— Scott Ian (@Scott_Ian) March 24, 2014
— Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick) March 24, 2014
Woke up today in Romania to hear the awful news that Dave (Oderus) of Gwar had passed away. We were lucky to… http://t.co/86pDhwx9ER
— Shadows Fall (@ShadowsFallBand) March 24, 2014
I'm seriously beside myself – we have lost a Brother – a legend – one of the nicest guys I've ever known – a GENUIS a loyal friend BROCKY
— Dez Fafara (@evilriver) March 24, 2014
Rest in peace Dave Brockie. Thank you for influencing my young and pliable brain cells. The world loses a creative force.
— Gerard Way (@gerardway) March 24, 2014
Ah shit… R.i.p Dave Brockie. One of my favorite people ever, and a good friend. Person closest to his primal nature of all times.
— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) March 24, 2014
— OVERKILL (@OverkillBand) March 24, 2014
RIP Dave Brockie. I can't believe it. Hilarious, satirical, creative pioneer. He made the genre so much fun. God dammit.
— Brendon Small (@_Brendonsmall) March 24, 2014
My timeline is awash in memories. I'm a really sad dude today. I'm sure Dave would be touched. But then Oderus… http://t.co/hAek4UvCgx
— Philip Labonte (@philthatremains) March 24, 2014
Much love and respect out to the Brockie family and Gwar camp. Sad loss.
— Phil Demmel (@DemmelitionMH) March 24, 2014
I'm so lucky to have known Dave Brockie. Godspeed my friend. We love you.
— Mark Morton (@MarkDuaneMorton) March 24, 2014
To say he was one of a kind is an understatement. What he accomplished with Gwar & his other projects is amazing…. http://t.co/Uj630D3bDu
— Full Metal Jackie (@FullMetalJackie) March 24, 2014
Just read about the passing of Dave Brockie – Oderus Urungus from Gwar. We had the privilege of… http://t.co/BZXmu5trCZ
— Chris Kael (@5FDPChrisKael) March 24, 2014
RIP Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus from Gwar. Good times and memories! #gwar
— Billy Biohazard (@billybiohazard) March 24, 2014
— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) March 24, 2014
RIP Oderus Urungus a.k.a. Dave Brockie of GWAR. Someone I always wanted to meet. Born in Ottawa, he was Canada's greatest Canadian.
— Danko Jones (@dankojones) March 24, 2014
Sad to hear about Dave Brockie's passing. 50 is far too young. RIP.
— Mark Holcomb (@MarkPeriphery) March 24, 2014
RIP Dave Brockie!
— Johan Hegg (@AmonJohan) March 24, 2014
R.I.P to my label mate Dave Brockie. My thoughts go out to his friends, family, GWAR fans & all at @MetalBlade. Super-creative dude. Sad.
— Don Jamieson (@realdonjamieson) March 24, 2014
RIP Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus of Gwar. Great live band. He was a funny creative guy and will be missed.
— jim florentine (@Mrjimflorentine) March 24, 2014
Sad day for Shock Rock/Punk/Metal…… Dave Brockie better known as Oderus the lead singer of GWAR passed… http://t.co/O6L1GmHrsw
— Bonded by Blood (@bondedbybloodLA) March 24, 2014
— Ben Orum (@BenOrum) March 24, 2014
RIP Oderus. Such sad news… #GWAR
— Ma††hew Has†ing (@matthewhasting) March 24, 2014
Dave Brockie walked into GWAR's dressing room at Housecore Horror Film Festival last year, looked around, took a… http://t.co/rceKa89ZEq
— HousecoreHorrorFF (@HousecoreHorror) March 24, 2014
No cause of death has yet to be published. Stay tuned as news continues to break on Dave Brockie’s passing.