Oderus Urungus Gets Viking Funeral, Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Shares Photo and Comments
As reported earlier, a Viking funeral and public memorial was held for GWAR main man Oderus Urungus at the 5th annual GWAR-B-Q.
Oderus Urungus, the alter ago of Dave Brockie, died on March 23 at age 50 from an accidental heroin overdose.
The Viking funeral for Oderus Urungus was held at Hadad’s Lake in Richmond Virginia, where Urungus’ costume was set out to sail on a boat and then it was burned.
A video, which you can see below, was posted online of the flaming arrow shot that set the boat ablaze.
Very good friend of Brockie and Lamb of God’s vocalist Randy Blythe made a speech at the ceremony. Later he commented on his Instagram page saying:
Tonight we sent Oderus home in a fitting manner at the public memorial for Dave Brockie. A blazing Viking ship with Oderus laid out in it, the cuttlefish pointing proudly straight up. Watching my friend Dave’s costume go up in flames in front of a thousand fans was so much more intense for me than the private memorial for friends & family we had April Fool’s Day. I spoke at both of them, as GWAR asked me to, & both times as I spoke I was sad. But watching his alter-ego burn tore me up way more than the first memorial, maybe because there was Dave, the human who was my friend who just ‘left us’- I never saw his body- & then there was Oderus, who was something entirely else. To watch his stage gear burn was like watching part of my life literally go up in flames. I was sobbing my eyes out as I took this photo. It was just a super-intense moment. Very beautiful, but overwhelming. Fly free, Oderus- you are missed.
Blythe also shared the photo of the event below: