Several news media sources have announced today that Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe has died (Source: WWD)! His cause of death has not be disclosed at this time but we have all been privy to Brandon’s possible mental disorder in his rants, ravings, and erratic behavior across social media.
The news of Brandon’s death was circulated via an internal Deciem e-mail sent to employees. Brandon died over the weekend and all stores and warehouses were instructed to temporarily close upon news of his death.
As you may know Brandon was removed as CEO back in October after announcing the Deciem’s complete shut down. Estee Lauder proceeded to step in and by court decision Brandon was removed as CEO but continued postings to his own social media account.
I’m actually quite sad to hear about this. Brandon’s mental health has always been a hot topic of conversation in the beauty world although, he has denied having any mental disorder. I am left to wonder if he might have committed suicide. I hope that’s not the case and I sure hope he was getting the care and attention he needed no matter what his issues were as he seemed like he needed it. Even though many have speculated about Brandon’s mental heath and potential drug use, myself included, I still found the news he died very shocking and sad!
My thoughts are with him, his family, and friends. This was quite sad to here today.
If you have mental health issues, feelings of depression or suicidal thoughts I do urge you to talk to someone immediately! Your life is very precious!