Michael Brooks Dead – Passed Away: Michael Brooks Obituary, Cause of Death | Popular host of The Michael Brooks Show, has passed away. He died on July 20, 2020.
The Michael Brooks Show posted a statement on Twitter on July 20, writing, “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the unexpected passing of Michael Brooks: a son, brother, friend and true comrade to so many, due to a sudden medical condition.”
Michael Brooks Cause of Death is still unknown and no reliable source is talking about it.
Brooks’ team announced that his death was unexpected and due to a “sudden medical condition,” but the statement did not provide more information as to the medical condition in question and the time of his passing.
His sister posted on Instagram, writing: “Michael was my brother, my only brother, my only sibling. Now that he’s gone a part of me is gone that can never be replaced. I’ll be writing and speaking more about him and his work soon. It helps to know people around the world love my incredible brother.”
The statement posted to The Michael Brooks Show‘s Twitter account ends by saying, “His family will release a statement in the near future about plans to keep his work alive by creating a foundation in his honor. While the form it will take is uncertain, Michael’s family desires to keep his work alive and asks all who wish to contribute continue doing so in the usual channels. Now we will honor Michael by treating all humans with respect and dignity.”
Brooks obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science at Bates College in Maine, where he studied from 2005 to 2009. In 2008, he studied political science and international relations at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. According to a Jacobin tribute piece on Brooks, he was born in 1983 and though he had “roots in New York City,” he’d “spent his formative years in Western Massachusetts.”
This year I met this young American, a journalist, who turned out to be a friend, who I thought that we would meet again. How is it possible? My heart and prayers go to his family and friends. May his passion for social justice be remembered and inspire people around the world. https://t.co/OgGmzh5kMl
— Lula (@LulaOficial) July 20, 2020
Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva posted about Brooks’ death and expressed his shock at his sudden passing. Da Silva was the 35th president of Brazil and served from January 2003 until December 2010. In 2018, Da Silva was imprisoned and barred from standing in the 2018 presidential election, which was then won by the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro. The move was condemned by the UN human rights committee and he was released 580 days later following a supreme court ruling, the Guardian reported.
Brooks was one of da Silva’s supporters and a loud voice in advocating for his release. In January 2020, Brooks flew to São Paulo, Brazil where he interviewed the former Brazilian president along with Brasil Wire editors Daniel Hunt and Brian Mier.
According to Brooks’ team’s statement on his passing, da Silva was a personal hero of Brooks’ and his “causes & fight for freedom were dear to Michael’s heart.”
I just miss you @_michaelbrooks. I wish I could call you. I wish I could tell you how much you inspired me and contributed to my political growth. I wish I could still look forward to the laughs we often shared. I can’t explain the depth of the sorrow I feel today. pic.twitter.com/78dEhgv6Gw
— Ana Kasparian (@AnaKasparian) July 20, 2020
Political pundit and journalist Krystal Ball wrote, “a truly beautiful human” with a series of broken hearts. Writer and commentator Christo Aivalis wrote, “Michael was incredibly kind to me and generous with his time for smaller creators. Most important was his commitment to socialism on a global scale; he was indispensable even among already essential left thinkers. I’m gutted. Absolutely gutted.”
My head is spinning. @_michaelbrooks carried intelligence, compassion, humor, & an energy that couldn't be duplicated. He did it with ease. I can't imagine what his family is going through, considering how hard we, his professional family, have been hit by this.
Rest Easy Brother https://t.co/JeLcr9Ia8v
— Jayar Jackson (@JayarJackson) July 20, 2020