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GWAR'S Dave Brockie Reportedly Died Of Heroin Overdose

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GWAR front man Dave Brockie - AKA Oderus Urungus - passed away at the age of 50 back in March.

Although a statement was released by the band's management, there was no official cause of death announced.

Now WTVR.com is reporting Brockie passed away from a heroin overdose. The site states:

Brockie, was found unresponsive by his roommate in his North Richmond home on March 23. Responding police investigators found evidence of heroin use, but the cause of death wasn’t finalized until toxicology tests were completed.

Close friends told CBS-6 that they had been worried about his behavior and suspected his known penchant for marijuana smoking and partying had taken a bad turn.

Despite the death of Oderus, GWAR will still be performing at the annual GWAR-B-Q celebration this August. Details are available at this location.

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1. ZMA writes:

This is gonna be harsh but it needs to be said. Fvck you Dave. If you really died this way, fvck you. You're a fvckin' idiot. Just more proof that heroin and drugs like it are some of the worst things on Earth. He definitely knew the dangers. He lived long enough to understand that, so how could you do something like that? You were loved all over the world, and gave us an awesome catalog of music over a 30 year period, and this is how you end it. Was the love your friends, family, and die-hard fans gave you not enough? You needed to feel more?.......or less. I'll never understand it. I always heard he never really did anything like that, or partied too hard. I guess I was wrong, and it makes me eel that angry, betrayed type of sadness. I believe he obviously didn't want to die from this, but the moment he chose to do that, part of him died anyway.
I've had people close to me die from this, so stuff like this hits me in a bad way.
But if this turns out to be fake for whatever reason, I'll just an hero right there, because I can't even dude.....I can't.
On a lighter note this is a very upsetting thing, and I don't think he's a terrible person for what happened. Enough people can vouch that Dave was a good person. I just think anyone who chooses that path crosses a line that's almost impossible to come back from. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks this.
Apologize to anyone I may have offended considering this is a touchy subject for some.

# Jun 3, 2014 @ 5:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

Well, it is no surprise to me. The galactic scumlord died by his own hands and that is the way he wanted it to be. Anyone who jams heroin in their body and dies gets their own just end. Does not mean I am going to stop liking his music any.

# Jun 3, 2014 @ 6:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrianMN writes:

I guess I'm not too surprised. It seems we lose a few people from our community every year to drugs. It's sad but people make the choices that lead them to where they end up.
Dave made his choices.
Who knows what demons haunted his personal life....
A simple RIP will do.

# Jun 3, 2014 @ 9:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. spiral_architect writes:

SO F-ING SAD. MY TOWN IN WESTERN MASS IS ON THE HEROIN SUPERHIGHWAY FROM VT TO CT. WE HAVE AN EPIDEMIC HERE THAT IS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE NEWSPAPER ALL THE TIME. PEOPLE ARE OVERDOSING ALL THE TIME ON THIS sh**. I ALSO BELIEVE A MEMBER OF GWAR, IF NOT BROCKIE HIMSELF, WAS THE CONTRIBUTOR OF AN UNDERGROUND MUSIC FANZINE FROM VT OR NH THAT CIRCULATES IN MY AREA. HEAVY METAL IS SUPPOSED TO EMPOWER US, NOT DESTROY US!

# Jun 4, 2014 @ 8:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. sonictherapy writes:

I knew a very anti-heroin person who got hooked on it after a few tries. I could see the sadness and disgust in his eyes when he realized he couldn't go back in time to catch himself before it was too late.

These thoughts probably went through Dave's mind as well. Of all the drugs, this one has been described as the one where you're staring straight into hell...no party, just tragedy. RIP Dave.

# Jun 4, 2014 @ 10:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. The Captain writes:

Dammit Dave! I still love you...

# Jun 4, 2014 @ 1:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. The Captain writes:

The lyric at the end always gave me a funny feeling, like he was talking about junk... I'm sadder now than I was on March 24, 2014.

RANDY BLYTHE said it best, check it out. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/randy-blythe-i-dont-think-dave-brockie-was-a-stone-cold-junkie-when-he-died/

Oderus should have taken his Dave's advice, stick to the booze and pot, the junk will kill you...

"None But The Brave"


Welcome back, is it the same? Smelly but now old and lame
Did you ever think to miss me? Here's my ass, come on and kiss me

We come on out here, none but the brave
And then I say to myself why do I stay and stay
Is there a reason? Hypocrisy?
But in the end I only got just what you gave to me
Whud you get? Share it with me
Whud you get? Did you get it for free?
Then it ain't worth nothing baby
We got a deli, we got a bus
We got a lot of people throwing rocks at us
We got a tour lined up, we got a show
I got a midget following me around everywhere I go now
He says his name is Joe now, I really just don't know now
None but the brave, why do you stay and stay?
Sad enough to make me cry, strong enough to make me die
Now I'm feeling saddle sore
Now I'm feeling warm
Keep you here safe from harm, tuck you down inside my arm
And when you're lonely and afraid, remember the love we made

# Jun 4, 2014 @ 2:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. spiral_architect writes:

I'M SORRY ABOUT YOUR FRIEND, SONIC. I JUST DON'T SEE HOW SOMEONE CAN BE A VERY ANTI-HEROIN PERSON WHILE STICKING A NEEDLE IN THEIR ARM. I'M GLAD I'LL NEVER HAVE TO UNDERSTAND.

# Jun 5, 2014 @ 9:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ZMA writes:

^ Because it's the stupid fvcking human condition Spiral. No matter how bad you say something is or how much you say you'll never do it, most people physically have to experience it themselves to find out that everyone was right about it. Then you realize it and by that time it's too late. It's just like your parents telling you to enjoy your childhood because when you're an adult you'll look back at that time in your life and want it back. Naturally children NEVER believe that and wanna rush through childhood to become adults and get all the perks of being older. But once you're older and you actually have to live life and not have sh!t handed to you by someone else you long for those days again. Most people at least. There are always exceptions obviously, but you get my drift.
I was like sonic's friend with Weed. Hated it, never wanted to do, stayed away from it until I hit my 20's. Then I tried it, and it really wasn't that big a deal. I'm still the same person. But I had to find out myself. But trying that sh** in no way makes me want to do heroin. I don't need to chase some higher high. It could've gone the other darker route and I could be like Dave. Thankfully, I'm happy with my life, even if I never touch dat sticky ickie again. This is only a similar thing, because of course heroin DOES NOT and would not give that same "this is it?" reaction the way marriage u wanna does....or at least did for me. Some people can't even handle doing that, and it's a natural thing. Most any other drug out there has to be man made, and they almost always have terrible potentially life threatening problems, as is evidence from this post. We lost a legend and I'm sorry for his loss no matter how the circumstances of his death made me feel.
Also I am sorry about your friend sonic. Truly sad thing. Heroin will remain one of the worst things to ever happen Earth and our species.

# Jun 6, 2014 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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