Gwar’s surviving members today released the following video statement regarding the passing of frontman Dave Brockie (better known by his stage alias Oderus Urungus).
As part of the video, the guys revealed the formation 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.”
Donations can be made at Gwar.net.
Dave’s body was found March 23; he died at 50.
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