Following the unexpected passing of GWAR's longtime and faithful leader Dave Brokie, aka Oderus Urungus, the remaining members of the group announced via YouTube that a public memorial will be held in his honor this August. They also announced the launch of the Dave Brockie Foundation
, which will offer funding to struggling artists in the fields of music film, literature, and all visual arts, and whose first project will be to construct a memorial monument for Brockie in Richmond, VA. The public memorial will be held at Hadad's Lake in Richmond on August 15th which will be followed by the annual GWAR-B-Q the next day.
Watch the announcement video below.
To make a donation to the Dave Brokie Foundation, click here
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.