Eric Church’s Brother Died From ‘Chronic Alcoholism,’ Autopsy Shows
Eric Church's 36-year-old brother, Brandon Church, died of "consequences of chronic alcoholism" according to an autopsy released late last year.
Brandon died on June 29, 2018 after suffering two seizures.
"The decedent has a clinical history of alcohol withdrawal-induced seizure disorder," the autopsy report reads. "According to his primary care provider, his history includes binge drinking followed shortly thereafter by episodes of seizure activity upon the withdrawal of alcohol use."
Radar Online obtained the autopsy and linked to it. TMZ reported the news on Wednesday morning (Jan. 9). The full toxicology report is also included in the autopsy.
This is a 36 year old white male with a known history of alcohol withdrawal-induced seizure disorder (non-traumatic), chronic alcohol use and substance abuse in the past.
No illegal substances were found in Brandon Church's system, although there were medications used to treat depression and bipolar disorder. A representative for Eric Church declined to comment.
Brandon was an early collaborator of his superstar brother's — he is listed as a co-writer on several songs and given production credits. He leaves behind a young daughter named McKenzie.
"In lieu of flowers, please pay forward a gift that will keep on giving to others through furthering their education," a note at a Deposit a Gift site set up in his honor reads. "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."
More than $45,000 has been raised in the six months since the collection was set up.
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