Hi! This is Andrew Donnelly, Brian's eldest son. I'm posting from my g/f's account.
The Miles City star wrote accurately about what happened. You can see the story here: http://milescitystar.com/...php#story1
Thank you to those sharing sympathies. For those bickering over petty issues in this thread, I'll ask you to find a different thread for that.
mule_train, thanks for the comments. What is your name? I think it's cool that my dad had ZZ Top tapes before they got big.
And I'd like to hear anything else cool you could share with me about my dad.
He had a lot more to offer the world, but he chose to sacrifice himself in an all-out attempt to rescue my (handicapped) aunt. To make this rescue attempt, he walked into a blazing building and endured hellish pain. He got her and himself as far as he could before his body gave out from the heat and oxygen deprivation. I am sad he is gone, but proud he died laying down his life for his sister. He loved all of his family and friends enough that I believe he would've done this for any one of us.
Thank you everybody for your thoughts and prayers.