Rickey Smiley is mourning the loss of his eldest child, comedian Brandon Smiley.
Speaking on his way to his hometown of Birmingham, Ala., the Rickey Smiley Morning Show host announced on Instagram Jan. 29 that his son had passed away. Brandon was 32 years old.
“I just had bad news this morning. I’m on the way to the airport to get to Birmingham. I just want everybody to pray for me, pray for our family,” Rickey said in a video. “My son, Brandon Smiley, has passed away this morning.”
The cause of Brandon’s death was not made public. In addition to the radio personality, he is also survived by his daughter, Storm, 3, his mom Brenda, brother Malik, 21, and sisters D’Essence, 25, Taylor, 22, and Aaryn, 21.
“I’m OK,” Rickey said in his video. “Pray for my son’s mother and my son’s siblings.”
He continued, “Now I see what my granddaddy went through and why he felt the way he felt. My granddaddy went through this s–t with my dad and somehow, here I am going through the same thing my grandparents went through. So just pray for our family.”
Source link It is with great sadness that today it has been announced that Rickey Smiley’s 32-year-old son, Brandon Smiley, has passed away.
Rickey Smiley, an American actor, comedian, and radio host, took to social media to make the heartbreaking announcement of his son’s passing. Through a series of social media posts, Smiley shared his love for his son, his deepest sorrow, and his hope for his son’s future.
The statement read: “My heart is heavy. Today I lost my 1st born son, my only son. Brandon, you left us too soon. I miss you already. Gone too soon. I love you forever, love dad!”
In addition to being a father, Smiley has been an active participant in many charities, including the Feed the Need Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Brandon’s friends and family are asked to donate to one of the charities Rickey Smiley is involved in and to use the hashtag #RIPBrandonSmiley when sharing memories and stories of him.
The Smiley family requests privacy at this time. We offer our deepest condolences to Rickey and all the family and wish them strength and support during this difficult time.
May Brandon Smiley rest in peace.