Hugh Warner

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Hugh Angus Warner
Hugh Warner Vietnam 1968
Hugh Warner Vietnam 1968
Background information
Birth name Hugh Warner
Born May 7, 1945
Died July 7, 2017 (aged 72)

Hugh Angus Warner was the father of Marilyn Manson, Brian Hugh Warner, his son bearing middle name. Hugh was involved in the Air Commando Squadron in Vietnam, Specifically as a flight engineer and crew chief in which he sprayed Agent Orange through what was known as Operation Ranch Hand.

Hugh Warner had been described as having a good sense of humor. It is said that he would do anything to shock, a childhood friend of Marilyn Manson told MTV that Hugh would joke with him saying things such as: "So son you ever tasted a pecker like mine", he had also been known to introduce himself by saying: "That he, not Manson is the true God of Fuck." Hugh Warner's father is Jack Warner. Hugh Warner and his wife Barb were extremely supportive of their son's career and had been known to appear at his shows wearing the band t-shirts.

Hugh Warner passed away on Friday July 7, 2017.

Today I lost my father, Hugh Warner. He taught me how to be a man, a fighter and a survivor. He taught me how to shoot a gun. How to drive. How to lead. He will always be the best dad in the world. Somehow and somewhere, I know he is with my mom now. I will keep my promise and never let you down. I miss and love you dad.


  • He was married to Barbara Warner.
  • The aviation cap that Manson wore in the "Sweet Dreams" music video once belonged to Hugh during his enlistment in Vietnam.




  1. Marilyn Manson's Instagram post