Bronner Burgess, Son Of Host Rick Burgess Drowned

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On January 19, 2008, Bronner (Cornbread) Burgess, the two-year-old son of Rick Burgess drowned, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Department. Bronner Burgess loss is a tragedy that no one should suffer.

Shelby County deputies and North Shelby Fire and Emergency Medical personnel responded to a house in Indian Springs Village around 7:30 p.m. and discovered William Bronner Burgess had fallen into a pool.

Exhaustive medical efforts were unsuccessful to save Bronner Burgess' life and the child was pronounced dead at Children's Hospital in Birmingham, according to the sheriff's department.

Bronner Burgess was the son of the radio personality Rick Burgess, co-host of The Rick and Bubba Show ( Sadly, the Burgess junior had died , announced a message on the show's website. The cause of 2-year-old Bronner Burgess' death was not elaborated in the announcement:

We ask that you bathe Rick, Sherri, and the entire Burgess family in prayer as they deal with the loss of their youngest son, Bronner Burgess.
We all are grieving together in this terrible loss.

The Burgess's want to give all Honor and Glory to GOD for the many blessings He has given us, especially the life of Bronner Burgess. And while we do not understand, we know who is in charge and His will be done in life and in death.

At the current time, the arrangements and specifics are unknown. As more information becomes available, we will pass them along. To send your condolences to the family, please send those to

May God bless Bronner Burgess and give patience to his parents and family members. This is very sad and our hearts are broken to hear and report this news.

About 300 children under the age of 5 drown each year in U.S. swimming pools. At the time of such incidents, most victims were being supervised by one or both parents. Nearly 70 percent of the children were not expected to be near the pool when they were found in the water, read the report from Mayo Clinic.


Submitted by Grandon (not verified) on
Our hearts are broken to hear the sad news about Bronner Burgess. No child or parent should experience this. Please accept our condoleances.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
It would set a good example to the rest of the world if the parents responsible for his death spend time in jail !

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Shame on you! Shame on you for saying such a thing! You obviously do not have small children, especially boys! There is no parent responsible for this. I have two small boys myself, and I would love to stick them in a "safe bubble". But, that is not possible. I have safety knobs on all of the doors, but my boys can still open some of them. You can't keep CONSTANT watch on your kids without chaining them to you, each other! And somehow, I bet you would think of that as child abuse! The bottom line is...Our kids are a gift from God from the moment of their first breath. And every moment after that is a gift. All we can do is love them, try to protect them, and be thankful for every precious moment. My heart goes out to the Burgess family. No parent should ever have to go through the loss of a child. The family has been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

I can't believe someone would think this was a parents fault. It is true that what you said about chaining your kids to you being child abuse. My husband and I bought one of those monkey leashes from Walmart and when we take out 2 boys out I have to put the monkey on my 2 1/2 year old son. I receive MANY negative comments about people thinking this is cruel. You can't win in this world. All we can do is love them the time they are given to us on earth. My heart goes out to the Burgess family.

Submitted by b (not verified) on
forgive you and your hateful judging

Submitted by Dana (not verified) on
Before you make comments to add insult to the worst kind of injury there is to a parent, why don't you focus on your own life & keep out of others. You have no idea of the circumstances surrounding this poor childs' death. None of us do. And further more, if you're a parent, I can PROMISE you aren't perfect and a lot of our every day common decisions could always result in harm. It grieves me that you would be this insensitive to this family. Don't you know that anything you could think to blame on them, they've already thought? They are probably blaming themselves for more than we can imagine. Sometimes, there are truly just ACCIDENTS. Not everything can be blamed on someone. All too quickly in today's world do we yearn to place blame. Well, you know what? Maybe there's NO ONE at fault. Maybe it was an accident. Maybe it was all in God's plan. Maybe God knows better than we ever could. I am completely appalled that you would send this kind of message. God help us all.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I hope Hell has a special place for creeps like you, you sob!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
It would set a good example to the rest of the world if you learned the word COMPASSION....and another one.....ACCIDENT!


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