Renowned comedian Rickey Smiley is mourning the loss of his eldest son, Brandon Smiley who passed away at a very young age. The news was circulated on the radio, on Jan. 29, that his son has passed away.
Brandon Smiley is the eldest child of Rickey Smiley who passed away this morning.
On his way to his hometown of Birmingham, Ala., The Rickey Smiley Morning Show host announced the death news of Brandon Smiley on Instagram on Jan. 29. Moreover, Brandon Smiley was only 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.”
In addition, the main reason behind the death of Brandon Smiley has not been revealed yet to the public. The radio personality also added that 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.”
During the show on the radio, Rickey received many messages of condolences in response to his post, including from musician Al B. Sure!, who wrote, “Sorry to hear this news Brother Rickey.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss commented, “Oh no! I’m so sorry for your loss. I love you & Im praying for you!”
Basketball Wives‘ Evelyn Lozada added, “My deepest condolences. Prayers [to] you and your family.” Niecy Nash also expressed her sympathy, writing, “I’m so sorry Rickey,” while Tamar Braxton commented, “I’m so sorry friend.”