With great sadness, we report the passing of Brandon Smiley, the son of actor and comedian Rickey Smiley.
After his son died, Rickey Smiley remained in shock for quite some time and has been mourning.
A Sad Announcement Was Made Via Instagram By Rickey Smiley
Announcing the death of his eldest son, Brandon Smiley, comedian Rickey Smiley took to Instagram recently to let people know that his son had passed away. Currently, there is no information as to why he passed away. Many netizens have since taken to social media to express their condolences to the family during this difficult time.
While returning to his hometown, Rickey Smiley took to his official Instagram account and announced the passing of his son, who had been a part of his life, to his 3.8 million followers. The picture’s caption reads: “I lost my oldest son #BrandonSmiley this morning. I’m okay, but please pray for my son’s mother, Brenda, his siblings, and his daughter, Storm.”
It was in the video that the host of The Rickey Smily Show revealed the news. Although Rickey Smiley didn’t mention the reason for the passing of his son, he did state the following:
“I want everybody to pray for me, pray for our family. My son, Brandon Smiley, passed away this morning. I’m about to get on a flight and try to get to Birmingham. Lord have mercy, Jesus. 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 pray for our family.”
Get To Know Rickey Smiley And His Family
There are five children in the family of the 54-year-old. Among his biological children, D’Essence Elizabeth is 25 years old, Malik and Aaryn Smiley are both 21 years old, and Brandon is 21. Additionally, he adopted Craig Smiley as well. Unfortunately, a lot of information has not been revealed by Rickey Smiley about the mother of his children in the past and how their separation led to his separation from them.
As part of Rickey’s announcement that Brandon had passed away, he mentioned the former’s mother, Brenda, would take care of the former in his absence. According to Rickey, he has been married to Brenda for 12 years and was a guest on the Panic Room podcast in an interview with Pierre Edwards. When asked if his wife had cheated on him, he admitted that she had not but added that he was a different kind of guy that she was interested in.
Rickey’s Family Has Suffered Tragedy Before
There has unfortunately been a lot of tragedy in Rickey’s family over the years, and this is not the first time. As a result of a random act of gun violence in Houston, Texas, in July 2020, Aaryn, his daughter, was the victim of the shooting.
She and her boyfriend were traveling to a restaurant when an assailant opened fire on them as they walked towards the restaurant. From what has been reported, his daughter has since recovered from her injury.
Aaryn made the following statement on social media following the incident: “The fact that the bullets that went through my legs were armored rifle bullets made to go through anything (how they got through the car), but the one that would have hit me in the head was not that kind and ended up lodged in the car. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to be alive now.”
In response to Rickey’s passing, several celebrities and fans took to Rickey’s comment section to express their condolences and support. Of course, our condolences are also extended to the family, and let’s say our deepest sympathies to them. Feel free to share your messages in the comments section below. We will keep you updated with more celebrity news in the coming weeks.