We have learned here at Kiss Mask that Brooke Ostrander passed away on September 3, 2011. Brooke payed an intricate part of the pre-Kiss days by joining Rainbow which became Wicked Lester with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ron Leejack and Steve Cornell. The band did record an album for Epic Records which was never released. The band would be broken up to later become Kiss.
Mr. Ostrander's piano can be heard on some of the most earliest demos including "Leeta" appears on Kiss's Box Set released in 2001.
William Brooke Ostrander, a music educator at Missisquoi Valley Union High School for 26 years, passed away Saturday afternoon, Sept. 3, 2011, in the Northwestern Medical Center, surrounded by loving family and friends.
He is survived by the love of his wife, Carol Ann; his daughter, Katy and her husband, Reid; his son, Jordan and his wife, Alexis;
His obituary can be viewed Here.