Eric Church’s brother, Brandon, dies at 36
This is a very rough time for Eric Church as his younger brother Brandon died last week. The American country music singer-songwriter announced the sad news on his fan page Monday night (July 2nd). Brandon Church was only 36.
“It is with great sadness to confirm that Eric’s brother, Brandon, passed away on Friday evening,” Church wrote on the page, adding “In lieu of flowers we are encouraging everyone to donate to a Scholarship Memorial Fund created on Brandon’s behalf. You can leave a message that will go via email directly to Ken and Rita.”
Brandon suffered “multiple seizures” before his death at his home in Granite Falls, N.C. The cause of his death is not yet known, though foul play is not suspected, according to Granite Falls Police Department Chief Chris Jenkins.
Eric and Brandon co-wrote songs like “How ‘Bout You” from Eric’s 2006 debut, Sinners Like Me, and “Without You Here” from 2009′s Carolina.