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

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Dave Brockie, in costume as Oderus Ungurus in 2011. The GWAR founder has died at age 50. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage) | Shirlaine Forrest via Getty Images

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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