Heavy metal lost another pioneer of its genre this weekend as Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus of the band GWAR, was found dead on Sunday night.
It was with heavy hearts that many metal publications reported on the news, as GWAR has been a long-standing pillar of the metal community with their outrageous costumes and stage shows. Since 1984, GWAR has stood as one of the leading innovators in metal music, even during times when the scene lacked anything else remotely original.
Following his death, a whole lotta people took to Twitter to give their condolences and share memories of the fallen frontman.
Many fans have lasting memories of GWAR shows.
Fact: I saw GWAR live in Charlotte, NC Fact: Oderous’ fake penis was confiscated Fact: I’m seriously bummed @TheRealOderus passed away RIP
— BT (@BTupinit) March 25, 2014
rest in peace David Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus of GWAR, thanks for all the maniacal shows over the years http://t.co/k8xqCw5v7D
— BrooklynVegan (@brooklynvegan) March 24, 2014
RIP Oderus Urungus, lead singer of GWAR. Huge Inspiration and some of the best live shows I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/Do0sxMzdL1
— eric wareheim (@ericwareheim) March 24, 2014
— Riot Fest (@RiotFest) March 24, 2014
Very sad to wake up to the news that Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus of GWAR had passed away. RIP
— FYF Fest (@FYFFEST) March 24, 2014
Many called him the “greatest frontman.”
RIP Oderus Urungus . Godammit. Absolutely terrible news. — BILL CARR (@WWEDUTCH) March 24, 2014
And even Moby sent his condolences.
This about sums it up.
Shit. Oderus Urungus has died. RIP Dave Brockie. http://t.co/ERcD3ebl5d
— Alan Cross (@alancross) March 25, 2014
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