Brett Anderson Collapses and Dies While Setting Up for DJ Job Saturday Night

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Schaumburg police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:05 p.m. Saturday to a report of a man down near a service elevator at the Chicago Marriott, 50 N. Martingale Road.

A hotel employee of the Chicago Marriott, 50 N. Martingale Road in Schaumburg, witnessed a man collapse outside the service elevator in the back (south side) of the building. Two hotel guests, a paramedic and a nurse, took over CPR from another hotel employee before Schaumburg firefighter/paramedics arrived. Paramedics continued rescue efforts with Advanced Life Support.

The victim’s identity has been released as Brett Anderson, 29, a Schaumburg resident. Anderson was working as a DJ and was setting up for an upcoming event during the evening.

Facebook picture promoting the sketch comedy act ‘Sausage’ with Jimmy Shay on the left, and Brett Anderson on the right.

Brett Anderson worked as a DJ and bartender at the Neighborhood Inn Bar and Grill in Hoffman Estates. Anderson also co-starred with Jimmy Shay as a sketch comedy artist in a group called Sausage.

An autopsy was conducted Sunday, and toxicology tests, which take six to eight weeks for results, are also underway. No foul play is suspected.

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