Former Pimpadelic Member Brandon Kord Murphy Found Dead in Rehearsal Space

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Brandon Kord Murphy, taken from his Facebook page
There has already been an appalling amount of local musician deaths in the past year, but now we must add to that list one more -- the death of former Pimpadelic member Brandon Kord Murphy, who, according to former Pimpadelic manager Scott Beggs, was found dead in a rehearsal space sometime early yesterday.

"He was found in a rehearsal space already dead, but the paramedics were able to revive him," says Beggs.

Murphy was then rushed to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where he was placed on life support. According to Beggs, where there were no signs of brain activity and his heart had failed, doctors took Murphy off of life support at 3 p.m.

He was officially declared dead at 3:20.

Update: Hit the jump to read Murphy's brother Lance Murphy's account.

Known to his fans as Dirty K, Murphy was part of the original Pimpadelic lineup, and was featured on the band's first three records.

But, in 1996, his involvement in a robbery resulted in a second-degree felony charge, to which he plead guilty. He was sentenced to probation, but he broke the sentence terms in 2000, which led to his departure from the band.

A funeral will take place on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Biggers Funeral Home (6100 Azle Ave.) in Fort Worth.

Update: Lance Murphy's account of Brandon Kord Murphy's untimely death:

Kord was visiting his son on Thursday when he began feeling ill. Knowing the
critical nature of his condition (primary pulmonary hypertension) he
subsequently decided to be taken to the hospital that evening. He was
cognizant and stable when EMS arrived as well as when he was admitted to JPS
for observation and testing. I left Kord's room at around 2:30 on Friday. A
few hours later we received a call that he had gone into cardiac arrest and
had been moved to the ICU where he was resuscitated and placed on a
ventilator. (He was not brain dead but a coma was induced) The doctor
determined on Sunday that the progression of his disease and the damage from
the heart attack that his heart and lungs would remain in a state that would
never be able to sustain his life. At this point the family made the
decision to let him pass on peacefully. Primary pulmonary hypertension is
idiopathic meaning there is no known cause.

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48 comments
Mbrasic5
Mbrasic5

I met Kord around 99" when the boys were being courted by every record label in LA! I wanted to sign them, but my boss didn't get it??? However-EVERYONE recognized that "Kord" was the star of the band and a "star" in his own right! I helped the guys as much as I could with their career.. I just today was talking about the band with a friend.. A Google search led me to the news of his demise... I'm very saddened! Rest in Peace Brother!!! I guess it's true??? "Only The Good Die Young"! Bless his soul and his families hearts!!!!Michael Brasic

Chadshulka1973
Chadshulka1973

i wish you the best your people will miss you to bad we couldnt of spent time to get to know each other my brother i have always talked good about you mnd you music.much love and respect the russian

Ya0000who
Ya0000who

Talent forever sleeping... RIP BROTHER!

Jojo_wilk09
Jojo_wilk09

He was family to my Uncle dj. Aunt Sherry my love and condolences to all family n friends

Mandalynr
Mandalynr

So funny. You guys never could get the truth out about this guy, back then or today. I'm pretty sure I never read an article from the observer on pimp that was even worth my time. Kord never liked your articles back in the day, and I'm sure you've hurt his family by posting this one. You can't even get the charges right. In all my years of knowing him none of his charges were over theft or robbery. Did you ever consider his children or family before you wrote your dumb ass story? Next time speak the truth.

Kurt M
Kurt M

Sorry for your loss .... I wasnt good friends with Kord but I do have alot of old video and pictures of his days in the Pimps. My thoughts are with the family. R.i.p

Tena Willingham Cunningham
Tena Willingham Cunningham

I wish to offer my deepest sympathy to Kord's loved ones . Alto I have not seen him in a long time,he has always held a very special place in my heart. He was a great guy.

goodguy
goodguy

Lance and family, I'm sorry for your loss! I understand you're upset, however I don't believe this article was meant as harmful or malicious. It is unfortunate that the facts were falsely presented. Kord was a friend for a great performer. I hope the best for you and your family.

David Fury
David Fury

Blaming Dallas for this is ridiculous. Kord died in Ft. Worth. However, there have been too many local musicians go so far this year...and I'm not sure what to do about it. Sometimes you have to deal with this a lot then you may go years without having to deal with any more.Peace to him and his family, friends, and fans,.

Joel Ray
Joel Ray

Rest Peacefully My Friend

Missi k
Missi k

We'll miss you tons, dirty! Much love- you...and your talent won't be forgotten!

Randi Green
Randi Green

As a matter of fact he came home to me and his son. The next day I went and ran some errands. When i came home him and his son were watching cartoons on the couch and he told me he didn't feel good. I asked him if he wanted to go to the hospital and he said "maybe" so I called the ambulance. He was so strong and held it together but his heart just couldn't take it. He was a good man who was at home with his family. And didn't die alone in the jam room. He was at peace when he left us. it hurts that people don't care enough to get there facts straight.

Randi Green
Randi Green

As a matter of fact he came home to me and his son. The next day I went and ran some errands. When i came home him and his son were watching cartoons on the couch and he told me he didn't feel good. I asked him if he wanted to go to the hos...pital and he said "maybe" so I called the ambulance. He was so strong and held it together but his heart just couldn't take it. He was a good man who was at home with his family. And didn't die alone in the jam room. He was at peace when he left us. I know because I was there through it all. it hurts that people don't care enough to get there facts straight.--Randi Green

Randi Green
Randi Green

also the robbery he got probation for -- he wasn't the "robber" he was just in the same car. one of the guys he was with stole a girls purse. he's not a theif.- Randi Green

Rebeccabruner58
Rebeccabruner58

RIP KORD WE LOVED YALLS MUSIC SO SAD THAT YOUR GONE SO SOON YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

Trinadin
Trinadin

RIP Kord. I'm still having trouble accepting that you're gone. You'll always be considered a brother to me.

Lance Murphy
Lance Murphy

Kord was not found dead in a rehearsal room and revived. This Scott guy is full of shit. Kord was taken to JPS on Thursday evening and after suffering a cardiac arrest from pulmonary hypertension was placed in ICU. The doctors determined after extensive efforts that his heart and lungs would not recover and could not support him on their own. I know this because I'm his brother. Daniel Hopkins get your shit straight before you speak to the people next time. You owe my family and I a public apology.

goodguy
goodguy

There is no mention of an overdose in the article

Britton
Britton

This is completely false. Please take this down. It was not an overdose, he was not in a studio. He has been in the hospital since Friday. He was not under the influence of anything. He has had an ongoing heart condition for years. His family would appreciate it if false information was not spread.

JLR
JLR

this town is becoming a graveyard. and it sucks

woomsiegirl
woomsiegirl

You wouldn't know real talent if it slapped you in the face Nick, talent to you is drinking a case of beer and hooking up with a drunk chick who has the a$$ the size of a retard bus, which fits you perfect with that big scar on your head and an arm that only bends far enough to jack off your viena sized d*ck.

Kelly
Kelly

Im so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you and your son. Kelly Beale Nicholson

Jschmidt1121
Jschmidt1121

Hey Lance. This is Jody Schmidt. I just found out and am extremely sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincerest condolences. He will certainly be missed!

Jessicah7
Jessicah7

Hey Lance my name is Jessica and my husbands name is Audie Hudson. Kord used to be his roomate years ago and was trying to get ahold of someone in the family. Please let me know how he can get ahold of someone. Audie mentioned your other brother Andy. Im very sorry for your loss Lance. Prayers are with you and your family.

Randi Green
Randi Green

sorry i was trying to post a comment under yours...randi

Randi Green
Randi Green

As a matter of fact Kord was at home with me and his son. I had woken up on Wed. left him and his son at home so I could go run errands. When i came home him and his son were watching cartoons on the couch. He told me he didn't feel right. I asked him if he wanted to go to the hospital. He said "maybe" so I called the ambulance. He was a good man who was at home with his family. He didn't die alone in the jam room. He was so strong but his heart just couldn't take it. when he left us he was at peace. I know because I was there through it all. up until the end. It hurts that people don't get their facts straight.-- Randi Green

J_witt82
J_witt82

So, Lance, is the memorial information at least correct??? He will definitely be missed. There was nobody like Kord.

Kelly Beale Nicholson
Kelly Beale Nicholson

So sorry for your loss. Kord was a talented man. He will be missed. My heart goes out to your family

jamal
jamal

Sorry for your loss Lance. Kord helped provide the soundtrack for a pretty wild few years for me and several of my friends- he was a good guy. Was this condition something he'd been dealing with for a long time?

Brittons
Brittons

Sorry, there was another one that stated that there was. A bunch of false information being spread.

Britton
Britton

That was never said. Just said the article was wrong, and it needed to be changed. That is all,it's that simple.

Bigaintbad_71
Bigaintbad_71

He may have not died from an overdose but all the hard years of drugs prior most likely lead to his heart condition. Don't tell me he didn't do them cause I did them to with him. Yes he was getting his shit together and he was a great guy so lets remember the good times we had while he was here. R.I.P. my friend. T-Bone

Greenkandis
Greenkandis

For anyone who was not there mind your own buisness he has had this problem for a while and it is bullshit that anyone who was not there to run their damn mouth because they do not know what happend. His family and children do not deserve this after what they have been threw any haters out there suck on it you have no idea.

Kandis

kari
kari

This statement is REALLY appreciatedkari h.

Mandalynr
Mandalynr

This is Mandalyn, please ask Audie to contact me. mandalynr@gmail.com

Britton
Britton

That was never said. Just said the article was wrong, and it needed to be changed. That is all,it's that simple.

Greenkandis
Greenkandis

also i dont think it is fair to talk about the past we all have things we are not proud of dont post stupid shit about someone espesially after they are gone you get to deal with that now!!!

Kandis

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