Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Brian McAnally found dead in Philadelphia group home.

On the date of July 28, 2016, Brian McAnally passed away in the group home he was living in. At the time of death, Brian was found dead in his dorm at the group home he was living in at the time. It was due to conditions regarding his health that he passed away. His mania had taken a turn for the worst despite getting emotional healing through therapy. Brian attended meetings with a behavior therapist and counselor on a regular basis. Despite all that, Brian was thriving in his group home better than he did at Eastern State School. Brian McAnally was 53. He left several family members behind whom he hadn’t seen for years.

In 1983 (after Brian McAnally turned 18), he was moved to a brand new group home which was located 4 blocks away from his fathers home in Kensington, Pennsylvania near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after living in Eastern State School for 4 years. Brian was thriving and doing pretty well in his group home better than he did at Eastern State School. He wasn’t as anxious or aggressive despite having been diagnosed with mania and schizophrenia earlier in his life. Later on, he was diagnosed with mental retardation.

13 comments:

  1. I always watch these documentary's and wonder what happened to everyone, sad about poor brain. Do you know what happened to Jerry the boy whos parents didn't want him?

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    1. Faith, we do not know the whereabouts about Jerry.

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  2. Jerry hit me hard when he spoke about his family abandoning him. They are surely in Hell!!!

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  3. What about Linda, Brian's girlfriend?

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Drew. It's great to hear feedback from commenters.

      Linda Nixon was Brian's girlfriend who was considered a childhood friend to Brian. They were childhood friends who grew up together in the same neighborhood in Philadelphia whom later became lifelong friends. She helped take care of Brian when Jim, his father, was unable to provide care. Linda Nixon later became his legal guardian after Jim passed away.

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    2. Thank you for the info. I was curious as to whether she had married him or if they had children together or something like that. And if she was still living.

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    3. Jim was married at one time. Yes. Brian's mother left him when Brian himself was 2. That was discussed in the Children of Darkness documentary in 1983.

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  4. No no. I mean what is up with Linda Nixon? Did Linda Nixon and Brian carry on a sexual relationship? Did Linda and Brian have children? Is Linda still living?

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    1. Drew, I could not find out anything else about Linda Nixon other than she took care of him when Jim passed away. It it highly unlikely Brian and Linda had children. I am unaware about the whereabouts of Linda Nixon.

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    2. Ok thanks. I was hoping you might have had been privy to additional information in that regards. Thank you for your responses.

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    3. You are welcome, Drew. I will tell you anything else I find out about Linda Nixon or Brian McAnally.

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    4. Its really weird that you want to know if they had sex...

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