GWAR Unveil Memorial Marker for Late Frontman Dave Brockie
Today marks what would have been his 56th birthday
Published Aug 30, 2019It's been over five years since the passing of GWAR mastermind Dave Brockie, and the band are celebrating his life with a memorial marker.
The musician will be commemorated today at 2 p.m. EDT at the Hollywood cemetery in Richmond, VA. The service falls on what would have been Brockie's 56th birthday.
A look back at Dave Brockie by the people who knew him. Today, Friday August 30th, at 2pm, we are unveiling the memorial marker for Dave Brockie at the Hollywood cemetery in Richmond, VA. #GWAR #DaveBrockie pic.twitter.com/f2yv6aGczW— GWAR (@gwar) August 30, 2019
The legendary vocalist and satirist tragically died of an accidental heroin overdose at the age of 50.
The service is open to the public unveiling of the memorial marker. There will also be a free party tomorrow (August 31) at GWARbar in Richmond featuring GWAR cover band RAWG.
"We thank the many people who donated time and money to make this a reality," the band previously said of the occasion. "We hope the marker will provide a long-needed place for Brockie's friends, family, and fans to pay their respects to this wonderful and deeply talented human being, and of course, to Dave's famous creation: Oderus Urungus, who will always be remembered as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and roll history."
UPDATE (8/30, 2:27 p.m. EDT): GWAR have shared a video and photo of the memorial marker unveiling, which you can see below.