GWAR frontman Dave Brockie found dead

Metal band GWAR performs for the Viva La Bam tour at Roseland Ballroom on Nov. 2, 2007, in New York. Getty Images

Dave Brockie, frontman for the heavy metal band GWAR, has been found dead in his Richmond, Va., home at age 50.

Richmond police spokeswoman Dionne Waugh says officers were called to home shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday for a report of a dead person. When officers arrived, Brockie -- who went by the stage name Oderus Urungus -- was found dead inside the home.

Detectives don't suspect foul play at this time and Waugh says the medical examiner's office will determine cause of death.

The Grammy-nominated band founded in 1984 is known for its comically grotesque costumes, stage antics and vulgar lyrics.

GWAR released its debut album, "Hell-O," in 1998. Its latest album, "Battle Maximus," came out in 2013. The group recently toured Australia and Japan.

In 2011, lead guitarist, 34-year-old Cory Smoot, was found dead on the band's tour bus.


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