Brandy Vaughan death: Learn The Risk creator found dead, cause undisclosed

Olivia Olphin December 9, 2020
Brandy Vaughan death: Learn The Risk creator found dead, cause undisclosed

Yesterday, news of Learn The Risk founder Brandy Vaughan’s death hit social media. Friends, colleagues and admirers of her work have come forward to pay their respects online. We take a look at the life and career of Brandy Vaughan.

Who was Brandy Vaughan?

Brandy Vaughan was a speaker and activist best known for speaking out against the pharmaceutical industry.

She was the founder of company Learn The Risk, formerly known as The Council for Vaccine Safety. This came after Brandy worked as a representative for pharmaceutical giant Merck between 2001-2004. After leaving her job at Merck, she lived in Europe for 8 years with her son.

Learn the Risk describes itself as:

“A US-based non-profit organization and a powerful force for educating people WORLDWIDE on the dangers of pharmaceutical products, including vaccines and unnecessary medical treatments.”

Vaughan attended the University of California Santa Barbara and started her career working as a professional copywriter, editor and marketing consultant.

Vaughan is well known for her stance against vaccination.

How did she die?

At the moment Brandy’s cause of death is unclear. According to friend Erin Elizabeth, Vaughan was found dead by her young son. She was 47 years old.

Twitter reacts to Brandy Vaughan’s death

Since Erin’s post appeared, people have taken to Twitter to share their condolences to the family of Brandy Vaughan. They also are crediting her work calling out large Pharmaceutical companies.

We send out our condolences to her family and friends.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.