James Maslow's brother is not dead - although he was in a serious motorcycle accident that nearly killed him!
Is James Maslow's brother still alive?
According to an interview published on Scholastic.com, James Maslow's big brother Philip was involved in a very serious motorcycle crash that left him in ICU for over 6 months.
During this time, James Maslow feared for his brother's life, and had to endure seeing him in a coma for an entire month.
Thankfully, Philip Maslow pulled through, though - and is apparently thinking of becoming a doctor because of his ordeal. Apart from losing some vision in his right eye, he has now emerged from his accident 100% healthy.