UPDATED: Wyandotte Teen Dies After Prescription Drug Overdose

Kerrigan Brandon's memorial service is set for Feb. 21 at Nixon Funeral Home in Wyandotte.

A 15-year-old Roosevelt High School student known to her friends as "Kear Bear" has died.

Kerrigan Brandon died Wednesday at Mott's Children Hospital in Ann Arbor, where she had been hospitalized in a coma since overdosing on a cocktail of prescription drugs on Jan. 12.

Her mother, Michele Rydlicki, said the teen will always be her Valentine.

"You are the most beautiful angel in heaven," Michele wrote on a Facebook page she created for her daughter. "I'm sure being with God is better than any valentine! I love you baby girl."

More than 1,000 people have "liked" the Facebook page and have rallied behind the teen.

"May God bless your precious angel," Rhonda 'Roni' Gutierrez wrote. "May you find peace in knowing that the Lord is wrapping his loving arms around her. R.I.P sweetheart."

Kerrigan's friends have been selling wristbands and T-shirts at school all week. Money raised from the sales will be donated to the teen's family.

"It’s a very sad situation when any parent is facing a situation like this and our thoughts and prayers are with the family," school superintendent Carla Harting said.

Visitation is set for 1 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Wyandotte's Nixon Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. The teen's body will be cremated. 

Nixon's also is collecting donations from those wishing to help offset the funeral costs for the family.


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Michele Rydlicki March 02, 2013 at 02:23 PM
My mistake, when I went on my phone and went to Wyandotte Patch, all my comments said reject next to them. I'm not very good with technology,it's new to me. So, I apologize.
David Justice March 05, 2013 at 12:54 PM
My question is how did she get this drugs? Whoever gave her the drugs need to do sometime in jail!!!!!
Peter March 08, 2013 at 02:58 AM
Very sad for everyone involved. . . . . . parents, children, family and community.
Peter March 08, 2013 at 09:19 PM
David, I asume the Wyandotte police will have to eventually investigate. My condolonces to the parents and family. This poor girl was way too young to die at such a tender age.
Roy White April 25, 2013 at 07:18 AM
I knew the girl and the difference between her and you Christine is you are an adult and she wasn't. Adult supervision counts for something. So please keep your overbearing preaching to yourself.


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