West Hollywood’s Brett Shaad is removed from life support and has died – his family issues statement
There has been some confusion over the death of Brett Shaad, the West Hollywood man stricken with bacterial meningitis.
It was reported yesterday that he had died but, in fact, at that point he was still alive but brain dead.
Sadly, Brett died this evening.
Brian Shaad, the brother of Brett, issued the following statement regarding the family’s decision to remove Brett from life support tonight.
“Tonight our family made the incredibly difficult decision to remove my brother Brett from life support. He died peacefully surrounded by our family and friends,” said Shaad.
“Brett was an extraordinary person. He was a loving son, brother and grandson, an attorney with a deep passion for social justice, and a dear friend to so many people. We cannot believe that this wonderful person is gone. We love you Brett.”
Brett was being treated at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Beverly Hills, CA. He was removed from life support tonight at 6:24 pm and passed away at 6:42 pm.
A spokesperson for the family, Elizabeth Ashford, issued the following statement: “The Shaad family asks for privacy at this painful time, which has been made more devastating by irresponsible and inaccurate reports on the circumstances of Brett’s death. The family wants, and will pursue, answers for how and why this happened.”