TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET have announced that despite the best efforts from doctors, the band’s drummer Brandon Carlisle did not make it. Brandon was found unresponsive in his flat and hospitalized on November 4th. Carlisle had died in his sleep on November 7th.
Brandon was a co-founder of the band that formed back in 2001 and released its latest album “Tales from Wyoming” earlier this year.
The band posted the following:
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. Any money raised here will go to help his family with medical costs and funeral expenses. Thank you everyone.
Please keep our drummer Brandon in your thoughts and prayers as he fights for his life. As of November 5th he is still in a coma. His eyes are open so there may be hope, but only time will tell, the next few days will be huge in determining if Brandon is still with us. The amount of love and support Brandon has received from people all over the world has been simply amazing. From all of us at Teenage Bottlerocket, from all of Brandon’s family and loved ones thank you so much everyone. Now let’s try and raise some money to help pay for whatever might happen.
Here’s the original statement from Ray on November 4th:
Hi friends and family. This is a tough one. Here goes. My brother Brandon Carlisle is in a coma. His roommate found him yesterday around 11 am and he was unresponsive. The paramedics showed up at his house shortly after and his heart wasn’t beating. They got it going and it gave out again in the ambulance. They got his heart started again and it stopped beating in the icu unit where the doctors were able to get his heart going again a third time. The scary part is the swelling to Brandon’s brain due to lack of oxygen and blood flow. His body temperature was 88 degrees when he arrived at the icu. I’m pretty sure that means my brother was without oxygen for quite a long time. He is currently in a coma and the doctors are keeping him at about 93 degrees. They will start to bring him back up to a normal temperature for the next 12-16 hours. Then they will ween him off of his sedatives and the neurologists will be able to determine whether or not Brandon is still with us. All prayers and thoughts for my brother are greatly appreciated. I know Brandon didn’t want this to happen. He’s tough as nails and we are hoping for the best. Looks like we need a miracle. Love to all.