Surviving Members Of GWAR Release Video Statement, Launch DAVE BROCKIE FOUNDATIONThursday, 10th April 2014
The surviving members of GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. would like to thank the fans and friends for the outpouring of love after the passing of their dear friend, GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus). Their intention is to honor Dave, preserve his legacy and continue to share his brilliant works with the world. With that being said, GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. are proud to announce the creation of the Dave Brockie Foundation.
A video message from GWAR and Slave Pit Inc. addressing the fans can be viewed below.
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 Dave Brockie Foundation 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 to the Dave Brockie Foundation at this location.
Brockie was found dead in his home in Richmond on March 23. He was 50 years old.