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GWAR pay tribute to Dave Brockie in new video, launch official foundation in his honor

on April 11, 2014, 12:35pm

Photo by Katie Schuering

On March 23rd, GWAR’s own Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, passed away at the age of 50, his body found inside his own Richmond, VA, home. In a newly released video statement, the band’s remaining members offered some touching words in the frontman’s honor, thanked fans for their unwavering support and condolences, and announced the official launch of the Dave Brockie Foundation.

“Our intention is to honor Dave, preserve his legacy and continue to share his brilliant works with the world,” they noted. “The Dave Brockie Foundation is a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts. It will endeavor to encourage promising talents, as well as preserving the legacy of Dave’s body of works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity.”

Below, watch the video, followed by the foundation’s full announcement:

“Our intention is to honor Dave, preserve his legacy and continue to share his brilliant works with the world. With that being said, GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. are proud to announce the creation of The Dave Brockie Foundation.

“The Dave Brockie Foundation is a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts. It will endeavor to encourage promising talents, as well as preserving the legacy of Dave’s body of works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity.

“The Dave Brockie Foundation will be a resource for artists in the fields of music, film, literature and all visual arts who cannot find funding through mainstream channels. The DBF will also strive to catalog and preserve Dave’s vast collection of original images, recordings and written words, and make them available for the world to appreciate. The foundation’s first goal is to finance the creation of a memorial monument in Richmond, Virginia, to provide the world with a place to pay respects to the memory of a very cherished man.”

GWAR will hold a public memorial for Brockie on August 15th at Hadad’s Lake in Richmond, VA. The memorial will coincide with the GWAR-B-Q, which will go on as planned on August 16th at the same venue.

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