Lead Guitarist of “Brooklyn’s Most-Wanted Band” Has Died

03/09/2012 8:56 AM |

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Brenner Eugenides, the lead guitarist of Broken Glow, died on Wednesday morning of complications from diabetes, a bandmate confirmed in a Facebook message. He was 26 years old. The band achieved notoriety last July, when the FBI announced it was searching for them in connection with a raid on the McKibbin Lofts, part of the far-reaching busts of the Anonymous hacking collective. It turned out to be a “pretty big” misunderstanding. “None of us are anywhere close to being hackers,” Eugenides told me at the time. “We don’t even know how.”

Eugenides died at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday. “The short end of it is that Brenner’s blood sugar became fatally high, causing him to suffer from [diabetic keto]acidosis,” lead singer and rhythm guitarist Garrett Deming wrote in an email.

There’s been a much appreciated outpouring of support from the Brooklyn music community, and we’ve got ideations of throwing some kind of tribute show, but only once the dust settles and we can figure out what to do from here.

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  • We will miss you Brenner. Such a talented bright light got extinguished much too early. Thanks for the great music, brother. :(…

  • RIP BRENNER

  • Brenner’s tribute show will be this Saturday 4/28 at Spike Hill in Williamsburg. A benefit fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, this will be a night of Brooklyn musicians paying tribute to our friend and brother. Performers include Jim Earl, Chicks Throwing Bricks, The Golden Age Of Transit, Cousin Sleaze and Broken Glow.