Teenage Bottlerocket’s Brandon Carlisle Passes Away

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Brandon Carlisle, the drummer for Teenage Bottlerocket, was taken off life support earlier today. Brandon was found unresponsive by a roommate early November 3 and had to be revived multiple times. The band announced today that Brandon would be taken off life support. Their statement is as follows:

“It is with the heaviest hearts that we have to report our beloved drummer Brandon didn’t make it. The doctors did everything they could to save him, but the MRI showed he is no longer with us. His family and loved ones are with him as they prepare to take him off life support and let him gently move on.

Seeing so many people from all over the world come together in support has been amazing and we know Brandon could feel how much he was really loved. Brandon lived his life with his whole heart. He loved music, and he loved people. He always made it a point to let everyone know how much they meant to him, and to take time to make new friends. Anyone who was lucky enough to spend even a minute with the guy knows what a blessing he was to this earth. So with that love in our hearts, we carry him with us as we say goodbye. To the best drummer, the kindest soul and our brother and best friend, you will be in our hearts always.

Rest in Peace Brandon, we all love you so much.”

Brandon’s friends and family have received an incredible amount of support on social media through the hashtag #hopeforBrandon. You can also make a donation to the GoFundMe page set up to help with Brandon’s medical bills and funeral expenses. Please keep Brandon’s bandmates, friends, and family in your hearts as they go through this difficult time.


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