The music world has been in mourning ever since the tragic death of GWAR founder and frontman Dave Brockie. On Monday, March 23rd Dave Brockie was found dead in his Richmond home by his roommates. At the moment, authorities and investigators do not suspect foul play, but are instead waiting for a toxicology report due to drug evidence found in the lead singer’s home.
Many musicians and media outlets have expressed remorse for the singers passing such as Tool, Lamb of God, Disturbed, and Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”. Today however, the band has issued an official statement concerning Brockie’s death:
“On behalf of Dave Brockie’s family, Slave Pit Inc. and GWAR, we would like to thank all the loyal fans worldwide for the outpouring of love and support shown to us over the past few days. Knowing that we have such amazing family, friends, and fans is truly helping us all get through this tough time.
We are awaiting a toxicology report from the medical examiner’s office to confirm the cause of death. The medical examiner’s office has informed us that the results can take one to three months to be processed. Standard protocol exists that a toxicology procedure be performed.
We have made funeral arrangements and a private memorial has been scheduled for close friends and family.
As Dave and Oderus would have wanted, this year’s GWAR-B-Q scheduled for August 16th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA) will still take place as planned. We have scheduled the Dave Brockie public memorial to take place the day prior to the GWAR-B-Q, Friday August 15th, also at Hadad’s Lake.
More information shall be released as the details are confirmed.”