Eric Church Mourning Loss Of Brother

Country star Eric Church is mourning the loss of his younger brother, Brandon Church. 

Although few details have been shared, the singer's publicist confirmed Brandon died on Friday in North Carolina. Granite Falls Police Department chief Chris Jenkins told reporters that foul play is not suspected.

An administrator for Church's fan club, the Church Choir, also shared the news on the website. "It is with great sadness to confirm that Eric's brother, Brandon, passed away on Friday evening," read a message. "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."

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According to the Brandon E. Church Memorial Scholarship Fund page, the money raised will be used to “bless others and honor a benevolent life.”

As of Wednesday morning, more than $21,000 U.S. had been raised.

Original article by Chandler Reeves at iHeartRadio