GWAR Frontman Dave Brockie Found Dead at 50

Dave Brockie

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updated 03/24/2014 AT 9:00 AM ET

originally published 03/24/2014 AT 10:00 AM ET

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 latest album in 2013 and recently toured Australia and Japan.

In 2011, lead guitarist Cory Smoot was found dead at 34 on the band’s tour bus.

Oderus Urungus in 2011

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