Sad news: Heather Braaten found

It’s with a heavy heart that I share emerging news that fellow LEGO fan Heather Braaten’s body was discovered yesterday afternoon.

Thank you to everyone who helped get the word out last week that she was missing. For our global readers, we’re going to conclude coverage of this tragedy here on The Brothers Brick at this point. If you’re interested in learning about local arrangements for services, please join the SEALUG mailing list or keep an eye on news here in Seattle.

Our thoughts are with Heather’s family and friends. If you’d like to share something, please feel free to do so in the comments. As we’ve done with other members of our community who’ve died, we’ll pass along your thoughts to Heather’s family.

If you have photos of Heather or her LEGO creations, please feel free to add them to a new group on Flickr.

22 comments on “Sad news: Heather Braaten found

  1. Chris

    My sincerest condolences to Heather’s family and friends, and they will be in my prayers as they deal with this tragedy.

  2. Josh

    She will definitely be missed.

    My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family, especially her children. I can only imagine the pain and grief that they are experiencing right now.

  3. The Mad Physicist

    I am very much saddened by this news. I never had the pleasure to meet Heather in person, but she was a much-loved member of the online LEGO community and will be missed. My condolences to her family and friends.

  4. starstreak

    To her family and close friends-
    I am sorry for your loss. I know how it is to loose someone close to you. Just know I your hearts that she brought joy to many people while she was alive.

  5. mephistopheles

    My most sincere condolences. Unfortunately I have never met her, but I am always shocked when somebody so young passes away.

  6. Doctor Mobius

    Heather was one of the first AFOLs to befriend me at Brickfest. Conventions won’t be the same without her, nor will the AFOL community as a whole. Heather, you are loved, and you will be dearly missed.

  7. theBrickBlogger

    Heartbreaking news. I have been thinking about her every day since it was announced that she disappeared. My heart goes out to her family and her children.

  8. sithwrath

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear friend, Heather. My sincere sympathies to her family at this tragic time. I’m so sorry :(

  9. Paul Romano

    This is a sad day that will not be soon forgotten by the LEGO community. What a devastating tragedy…

  10. rushiosan

    I didn’t know her, but this sad notice is piercing my heart. How tragic. We’ll miss you Heather!

  11. LongIsland

    I’m so deeply saddened to hear that this is the outcome. My deepest condolences to her family and all the people whose lives she touched.

  12. graymattr

    Sorry to hear this tragic news. I didn’t know her but others always spoke highly of her and her models were always a treat to see. My condolences and best wishes to her family.

  13. dutchboyinohio

    Such a sad story with such a tragic outcome. Even though I did not know her personally, I’ve always admired her creativity and fantastic MOCs. I don’t know if this has been posted yet, but I found some footage of Heather in a Brickworld video last night (; see the first 1:20 or so.

    I hope Heather has found peace and my thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time. I’m very sorry for their loss.

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