Investigators Exploring Whether Drugs Played Factor In Gwar Singer’s Death

Dave Brockie found dead in his Richmond home Sunday night

Gwar's Dave BrockieGwar's Dave Brockie

Gwar’s Dave Brockie

Reports claim investigators in Richmond, Virginia, are looking into whether the death of Gwar lead singer Dave Brockie may have been drug-related.

Law enforcement sources told sources the investigation is leading them to believe Brockie’s death Sunday is drug-related, but the Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause.

The investigation will include a toxicology report, the results of which could take six weeks or more. Foul play is not expected, according to police.

Brockie was found dead in his home in Richmond on Sunday night, sitting upright in a chair. Brockie was only 50.

Brockie is the second member of Gwar to die within the past three years.

Guitarist Cory Smoot, who played the character Flattus Maximus, died of a heart attack on the band’s tour bus in November 2011 at the age of 34.

Gwar’s 13th album, Battle Maximus, was released last year.

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