What Is Brain Death?

X-ray of brain in skull

X-ray of brain in skull

Usher’s eleven-year-old stepson, Kyle Glover, was recently declared brain dead after a passing jet skier collided with the boy, striking him in the head and knocking him unconscious.

READ: Usher’s Stepson Declared Brain Dead After Accidental Collision

What Is Brain Death?

This tragedy has many people wondering what exactly determines is someone is brain dead. Essentially, brain death can occur when the blood and oxygen supply to the brain is stopped. This can be caused by: