According to NBC News, late GWAR leader Dave Brockie‘s father has sued the surviving band members and their management company, Slave Pit Inc., alleging that they “set out on a course of action to capitalize on the death” of the frontman.
In the lawsuit, filed Thursday in state circuit court in Richmond, Virginia — where GWAR was formed in 1984 — Brockie‘s father, William Brockie, the administrator of his estate, seeks $1 million in compensatory damages plus punitive damages for alleged breach of contract and unauthorized use of Dave Brockie‘s image, as well as the return of Brockie‘s cremains.
The lawsuit says Brad Roberts also made off with David Brockie’s cremated remains, and that when the singer’s father attempted to retrieve them, he was made to wait across the street from Slave Pit Inc. until he was given a small fraction of his son’s ashes, “delivered in a used plastic bag with Discover credit card logo on it.”
Dave Brockie died on March 23, 2014, of acute heroin toxicity. He fronted GWAR under the name Oderus Urungus and was the band’s last remaining original member.