Comic Rickey Smiley declares his son Brandon, 32, has died
Actor and comic Rickey Smiley has introduced the loss of life of his son Brandon Smiley. Brandon Smiley was 32, reports NBC affiliate WVTM of Birmingham, Alabama.
Rickey Smiley broke the information in an Instagram video on Jan. 29.
“I misplaced my oldest son #BrandonSmiley this morning. I’m okay, however please pray for my son’s mom Brenda, his siblings and his daughter Storm,” he captioned the video.
“I simply need all our cousins and completely different members of the family to wish, be robust,” he says within the video, during which he says he was getting on a flight to Birmingham.
“I hate to announce this,” he provides. “I simply need to give it to you earlier than you hear it within the streets.”
Rickey Smiley didn’t elaborate on a reason behind loss of life, however was shocked by the information.
“Life comes with a complete bunch of twists and turns. I don’t care the place you go or with,” he says.
He additionally alludes to how an identical incident performed out together with his grandfather.
“Now I see what my granddaddy went by way of and why he felt the best way he felt,” Rickey Smiley says. “My granddaddy went by way of this s— with my dad and in some way, right here I’m going by way of the identical factor my grandparents went by way of. So simply pray for our household.”
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Workplace stories that Brandon Smiley was discovered unresponsive at his residence the morning of Jan. 29, according to WVTM. He was taken to a neighborhood hospital the place he died. Foul play or trauma should not suspected to have performed a job in his loss of life.
“Immediately it simply feels worse,” Rickey Smiley says in an emotional follow-up video posted on Jan. 30. “As a result of yesterday was the shock, however at this time actuality is setting in and I can really feel it.”
“Greater than something, I really feel dangerous for all of the dad and mom that obtained to bury the youngsters,” he provides. “I needed to bury the child. I do know what it looks like.”
The previous “Dish Nation” star additionally says he gave it his all when it got here to parenting his son.
“I attempted to be the perfect father I might be. Wasn’t excellent. I didn’t play no video games. I simply tried to be the perfect dad I might be,” he says.
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