Heel spijtig nieuws. Gisteren meldden we dat TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET-drummer BRANDON CARLISLE in coma gehouden werd, nadat hij door zijn huisgenoot bewusteloos was gevonden. Inmiddels is bekend dat de drummer is overleden. Zijn broer RAY CARLISLE, vocalist/gitarist van de band, heeft het nieuws bevestigd op Facebook.
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.
De GoFundMe-campagne blijft echter actief voor de nabestaanden van Carlisle om de ziektekosten te kunnen betalen.
UPDATE: Inmiddels hebben veel andere muzikanten hun steun getoond, waaronder THE COPYRIGHTS en GREEN DAY’s BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG.
thoughts and prayers go out to teenage bottlerocket and the loss of their brother Brandon Carlisle
— Billie Joe Armstrong (@BJAofficial) 7 november 2015
I remember being nervous as hell when I opened a myspace message from Brandon Carlisle from TBR. He had just… https://t.co/u167pu8BJX
— Elway (@ElwayBand) 7 november 2015
So sad to hear of Brandon Carlisle's passing, such a kind and positive guy. RIP, and much love and support to the @teenbottlerock gang
— Dave Hause (@hausedave) 7 november 2015