R.I.P. Teenage Bottlerocket Drummer Brandon Carlisle

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Nov 7, 2015

Brandon Carlisle, the Teenage Bottlerocket who has been in a coma since Tuesday (November 3), has been taken off of life support, the band confirms.

A Facebook post from the band delivered late last night (November 6) had them explaining that "Brandon didn't make it." He was reportedly unresponsive after being on life support for the last few days. His family has opted to take him off life support "and let him gently move on." 

As previously reported, the drummer had been found unconscious in his Laramie, WY, home the other day. His heart had stopped beating a few times en route to the ICU, and doctors had noted he suffered a swelling of the brain due to a lack of oxygen. 

Carlisle was a founding member of the long-running Teenage Bottlerocket, which he had started with his twin brother Ray in the early '00s.

You can read the group's statement in full down below.

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.

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