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Dave Brockie Dead: GWAR's Oderus Urungus Found Dead In His Home

03/24/2014 09:08 EDT
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Oderus Urungus of GWAR performs on day three of the Download Festival at Donington Park on June 12, 2011 in Castle Donington, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)

Dave Brockie, the Ottawa-born frontman of heavy metal group GWAR, has been found dead in his Virginia home on Sunday evening. He was 50.

Brockie's death was confirmed by Richmond, Virginia police, WTVR reports.

Brockie founded GWAR, the heavy metal group known for performing in elaborate costumes, make-up and alter-egos. Brockie went by the name Oderus Urungus on stage.

"Dave was one of the funniest, smartest, most creative and energetic persons I've known," former bassist Mike Bishop told Richmond, Va's alternative paper Style Weekly.

Police do not suspect foul play, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. The band will be issuing an official statement later on Monday.

The group has been active for 30 years and recently completed a tour of Japan. In 2011, Cory Smoot, a guitarist with the band, was found dead.

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