Eric Church's late brother, Brandon Church's, official cause of death has been listed as chronic alcoholism. TMZ reports the 36-year-old had a "clinical history of alcohol withdrawal-induced seizure disorder — meaning he had a history of binge drinking and trying to quit." Brandon died after suffering two seizures, the final one while en route to the hospital in Granite Falls, NC which sent him into cardiac arrest.
Brandon leaves behind one young daughter. The Church family has set up a Scholarship Memorial Fund, which has already raised nearly $46, 000. The family asks that donations to the fund be sent in lieu of flowers.
Brandon co-wrote some songs with his brother, Eric, including, "Sinners Like Me."