Brooke Saunders VA, RVA music and cultural icon dies in tragic car accident

By | December 1, 2021

Brooke Saunders Death – Cause of Death : Richmond, Virginia Brooke Saunders from Lynchburg, Virginia has lost his life in a deadly automobile accident that happened on Sunday night, November 28, 2021. Brooke was a RVA music and cultural icon. According to his Facebook page, Brooke was born in Lynchburg and moved to Richmond in 1981 to attend VCU and University of Richmond.

He went to E. C. Glass High School. He studied Art History and Music at Virginia Commonwealth University and studied Liberal arts at the University of Richmond. He was former Marketing at Air Specialists of Virginia and worked at The Valentine.

He was the Managing Partner at Rockitz, account rep at WHAN FM 102.9 The Mater and marketing at Rockitz. Board at WRWK FM Work Radio, Ownership at Broadcast Richmond VA and Marketing at Rockitz.

The news of his death was made known through a social media announcement made by Mark Holmberg ” Condolences to the family and countless friends of RVA music and cultural icon Brooke Saunders, killed in a car crash Sunday night. The list of the bands he was in, promoted, hired, wrote about, photographed, encouraged and kept alive over the decades is pretty much endless. But way more than just music. Any kind of local gig, festival, DIY project, food, art, that he could help stitch into the cultural fabric of Richmond”.

He was described a someone who cared for his friends they suffered a stroke, a setback or came under attack. He will be great missed by friends and family and all who have come in contact with him.

“A very sad day indeed. Brooke Saunders, a friend for 4 decades, married Ann at my home many years ago. Their union was celebrated by a reception jam session of a multitude of our musically talented friends. What a beautiful memory as my heart now goes out to Ann and family. Brooke’s contributions to Rockitz and other creative endeavors are immeasurable and will never be forgotten”.

“Sad at the passing of Brooke Saunders this week. I met Brooke when I was 19 (!) and he brought me into my first band, back in Lynchburg. He introduced me to Badfinger, the Beatles, Barclay James Harvest and most all of the rest of the British musical alphabet! 🇬🇧 Can’t overstate what an influence he was on me getting started playing and writing songs. I’ll miss him!
Thoughts and prayers to Ann Sykes and the rest of his family. Thanks for sharing him with the music community all these years”.

Brooke Saunders’s obituary will be released by his family.