RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - GWAR lead singer Dave Brockie died of an accidental heroin overdose, the Medical Examiner's Office has concluded.
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Outlandish costumes and theatrics attracted many to become fans of the Richmond-based band. GWAR rocked out for almost three decades. On stage, Brockie went by the name Oderus Urungus.
The band's success includes two Grammy nominations, multiple TV appearances and a worldwide following.
Fans of GWAR will have a chance to pay tribute to Brockie in Henrico this summer. A public memorial to honor Brockie will be held at Hadad's Lake on August 15.
The memorial will be held the day before the band's GWAR-B-Q at the lake.
In 2011, GWAR's lead guitarist, Cory Smoot, was found dead on a tour bus.