Founding Member Of Punishedbrats Dies

Eric Blair Brown ( Rick) , my brother, died early this morning, after a ten year stuggle with cancer. You will note , that I did not say he ” lost his battle” with said disease. He hated that cliche’.  ” It’s not a fair fight ‘ he’d note. Rick was our videographer, photographer , editor and contributed many scripts over the years.  Actually found one in his room at the hospice. ( Whoops). I am told that discussing such matters as death is ” box office poison”. If that’s the case, so be it. Brats will continue. I have shot and directed the last few PB productions. Rick taught me everything I know. He will be missed by us all, but none more than me.

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This is Rick tell you why he could not abide the idea of ” losing a battle with cancer”. Adam Boqvist Authentic Jersey

16 Responses to “Founding Member Of Punishedbrats Dies”

  • Alexis S.:

    That was a passionate insight into Rick’s feelings regarding cancer. So true that it’s NOT a sporting event with winners vs losers. But it doesn’t seem like it held him back from enjoying his life with friends and family either.

  • Sorry to hear about the death of your brother. It is fitting that his work with yourself and Ms Wells will stand as tribute to his passions and will be around for a long time.


  • George Weinstein:


    You have my deepest sympathy.

    I lost my brother to cancer. And my father.

    And, recently, a dear friend.

    I send my condolences to you and your family.


  • Denis F. Oliver:

    I agree with Rick! You don’t “lose a battle with cancer.” You succumb to an overwhelming force. I, also, agree that what matters is what you do with your life after learning your fate. Rick didn’t wallow in self-pity; he continued with his life as long as he could. My mother died from Breast-Cancer. She believed as Rick did.

    Sorry you lost your brother, David.

  • Thank you Miss A. He gave that a great deal of thought

  • David,’
    I am so sorry David.
    You are in my thoughts.
    Wish I could really give you a hug.


  • My prayers go out to you and your family. GOD bless. xoxo

  • Dana:

    I was hoping this day would not come. I’m sorry for your loss, David, and for the loss to everyone associated with Punished Brats.

  • Thank you all. I feel lower than low. Your comments help very much

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  • My sympathy to you. I have also lost family members to the disease.

  • Again, I can not thank you all enough

  • Greg:

    Rick was right, it’s not a fair fight.

    I lost my mother to that rotten disease and later on one of my best friends as well.

    My most sincere condolences to you, your family and to everyone else who was touched by your brother.

  • Enzo Man:

    Positive thoughts, prayers and condolences being sent your way.

    Nothing makes this time easier except a minor comfort in knowing that
    others are thinking about you and your loss.

    Stay strong, take time to grieve and take time for yourself.

  • Chrys Chamberlain:

    Hi, Dave.

    Let me first offer my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you, your family, and all at PB. Know that there are many who appreciate and care about you all. I know it is difficult to imagine right now, but this separation is temporary. I firmly believe that we all will be reunited, and that the separation of passing on, is but a fleeting moment.
    Have you ever heard of the Relay For Life? It is an event conducted by the American Cancer Society that occurs annually. It is an incredible event. It celebrates LIFE, whether it is celebrating survivors, remembering the lives of those who have passed on, and fighting back with the hopes that many lives will be saved. I am actually on the planning committee for the Relay in my home town (There’s over 5,100 Relays in the US!) Just attended my first one. Very awesome.
    I, too, hate that f—ing disease for all it has done. That is why I decided to join the movement to fight back against it. Know that your brother didn’t “lose a battle” to cancer. He didn’t lose his life either. His life belonged to him, and he lived it well.

    In Hope and Faith,
    Chrys C.

  • Isambard:

    David, please accept my condolences. Rick has left a wonderful critique of the absurd “battle” metaphor which is as entrenched here in the UK as it seems to be across the pond.