The case of GWAR lead singer Dave Brockie’s death has been attributed to an accidental heroin overdose, according to the Virginia coroner’s office.
A huge blow to the metal community, Brockie died March 23 of this year in his home in Richmond. The frontman for one of metal’s biggest bands was 50 years old.
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Since March, the remaining band members of GWAR have announced plans to open a restaurant in Richmond, called GWARbar. The band currently has an Indiegogo campaign set up to raise $50,000 in the hopes of renovating a kitchen space in the city.
GWAR has said that their food establishment is something Brockie always wanted to see come to life and that his death has bade them even more determined to get it off the ground. The group known for stage performances that involve human meat grinders and lots of fake blood and other bodily fluids want to serve “gourmet junk food” and eventually add on a beer garden and year round GWAR-B-Q. All of these things sound dangerous for human consumption.
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The grossest band in metal has also launched The Dave Brockie Foundation, “a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts.”
The foundation will also work to preserve Brockie’s legacy through his remaining material works, such as his recordings, written words and original images. The band will hold a public memorial for their fallen frontman on August 15, at Hadad’s Lake in Virginia, the day before the annual GWAR-B-Q.
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