GWAR Frontman David Brockie's Cause of Death Revealed
The Virginia State Medical Examiner's Office has announced that David Brockie of metal band GWAR died of accidental heroin overdose. Officer Arkuie Williams told local media on Tuesday, June 3 that the 50 year-old died of "acute heroin toxicity and the manner of death is accident."
Brockie was found dead in his Richmond house on March 23. "At approximately 6:53 P.M. on Sunday, Richmond Police were called to a residence in the 4800 block of West Seminary Avenue for a report of a deceased individual," a police spokesperson told Fox411 at that time. "When officers arrived, they found David M. Brockie, 50, deceased inside the home. Detectives do not suspect foul play at this time."
Brockie went by the stage name of Oderus Urungus. He formed the Grammy-nominated band in 1984 and the band rose to prominence due to their elaborate and grotesque costumes as well as showmanship.
After Brockie's death, the band established Dave Brockie funds which promotes the advancement of music and performance in the arts, encouraging promising talents who have trouble with funding through mainstream channels.
- DJ Khaled and Fiancee Nicole Tuck Welcome Baby Boy
- Benedict Cumberbatch and Solange Knowles Set to Make 'SNL' Debut
- Britney Spears Almost Flashes Her Breasts During On-Stage Wardrobe Malfunction
- 'Jessica Jones' Season 2 Will Be Directed Entirely by Women
- Taylor Swift Sings Calvin Harris' Song During Her Return to Stage at Formula 1 Concert
- Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry Go Door to Door for Hillary Clinton at College Dorms
- Watch: Lady GaGa Performs 'Joanne' Songs on 'SNL'
- Tom Hanks Plays 'Black Jeopardy' as Donald Trump's Supporter on 'SNL'