Dave Brockie AKA Oderus Urungus of GWAR performs live

GWAR performs during the Sounds of the Underground tour at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on Friday, July 14, 2006.

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Members of Insane Clown Posse, Five Finger Death Punch & more weigh in

The death of Gwar shock-rocker Dave Brockie, known as Oderus Urungus, has been met with sadness from the heavy metal community. Members of Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed and Hatebreed are among the first artists to react to the news on Monday.

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In an exclusive statement to Billboard, Violent J of Insane Clown Posse called Brockie's death a "terrible loss to the world."

"I am devastated to hear of the passing of Oderus Urungus (Dave Brockie). GWAR are true pioneers of the underground and without them there would have been no blueprint on how to do-it-yourself in the world of music. Oderus was one of our true heroes and he recently appeared on 'ICP Theater' and we had plans to do a Halloween tour together. His passing is a terrible loss to the world and we will miss our friend greatly."

Randy Blythe of Lamb of God posted a photo and tribute on the band's Facebook page. "[Brockie] never put much stock in 'limits.' Richmond, VA has lost one of its most creative people. This is a crying shame to me."

Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch:

Chris Beattie, bassist in Hatebreed:

Kevin Skaff, A Day to Remember guitarist:

Mark Morton of Lamb of God

Jason Charles Miller, singer-guitarist in Godhead

David Draiman, frontman in Disturbed:

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