Published Mar 26, 2014Following the death of Gwar vocalist Dave Brockie earlier this week, the group's manager Jack Flanagan has gone on to issue a statement about the tragic passing of the man otherwise known to fans as erudite intergalactic barbarian Oderus Urungus.
Flanagan's statement did not offer up any details on the cause of death, noting that medical examiners are still waiting on the toxicology report, which could take between "one to three months to be processed."
What was revealed, however, is that a private memorial will soon be held for friends and family, with a public memorial for the metal vocalist taking place this summer ahead of the band's annual GWAR-B-Q in Richmond, VA. The public service will be held at Hadad's Lake on August 15, with the show to follow the next day.
As previously reported, Brockie's body was found in his home last Sunday night (March 23). He was 50 years old. Police noted at the time that they do not suspect foul play.
You can read Flanagan's full statement down below:
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 examiners office to confirm the cause of death. The medical examiners 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.
As Dave and Oderus would have wanted, this year's GWAR-B-Q scheduled for August 16th at Hadad's Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA) will still take place as planned. We have scheduled the Dave Brockie public memorial to take place the day prior to the GWAR-B-Q, Friday August 15th, also at Hadad's Lake.
More information shall be released as the details are confirmed.