Sources: GWAR singer's death possibly drug-related

Published: Mar. 26, 2014 at 3:20 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 5, 2014 at 2:28 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Investigators are working to see if the death of GWAR lead singer Dave Brockie may have been drug-related, according to law enforcement sources.

Sources say the investigation is leading them to believe Brockie's death Sunday is drug-related, but the Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause. The investigation will include a toxicology report, which could take months. Foul play is not expected, according to police.

Brockie was just 50-years-old when he was found dead in Richmond Sunday.

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Outlandish costumes and theatrics attracted many to become fans of GWAR. The heavy metal band rocked out for almost three decades.  On stage, Brockie went by the name Oderus Urungus.

His body was found by a band mate at his home on West Seminary Avenue Sunday night.

The band's success includes two Grammy nominations, multiple TV appearances and a worldwide following.

On social media sites, there was an outpouring of grief.

Funeral details have not yet been released.

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