The sad news just emerged that country music star Eric Church is suffering from an extreme family loss this week. His brother, Brandon, passed away over the weekend.
Taste of Country noted that longtime fans of Eric Church’s would remember Brandon as he used to perform with his brother in the early stages of his career. Additionally, Brandon was reportedly the co-writer on several of Eric’s albums.
Church’s website confirmed Brandon’s death on late Monday.
They wrote, “It is with great sadness to confirm that Eric’s brother, Brandon, passed away on Friday evening. 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 [Church’s parents] Ken and Rita.”
At this point, very little details about Brandon’s death have been revealed. However, a memorial page was set up in his honor and family asked for donations to be made to his scholarship fund.
They said, “In lieu of flowers, please pay forward a gift that will keep on giving to others through furthering education. The Brandon E. Church Memorial Scholarship Fund will be used to bless others and honor a benevolent life. Thank you for showing your love and support to the Church family.”
As of late Monday night, the fund had reportedly reached $14,855.
We will continue to update as more information is made available regarding the nature of Brandon’s death. As of Tuesday morning, Eric Church had not yet released a statement about the loss. Please keep the Church family in your prayers during this time. In other recent, happier news, Joanna Gaines just released an adorable new photo with Crew and his siblings.