Rickey Smiley’s Oldest Son, Brandon, Dies At 32: ‘Pray For Our Family’
Rickey Smiley is mourning the death of his oldest son, Brandon Smiley, who was only 32.
The comedian took to Instagram to announce the heartbreaking news to his followers. He began the video with, “I just had bad news this morning.”
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“I’m on the way to the airport to get to Birmingham. I just want everybody to pray for me, pray for our family,” he said. “My son, Brandon Smiley, has passed away this morning.”
The comedian asked his followers to pray for his loved ones during this difficult time.
“Now I see what my granddaddy went through and why he felt the way he felt,” Rickey said. “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.”
Brandon’s death comes three years after his sister, Aaryn, was shot multiple times while celebrating her 19th birthday with her boyfriend at Whataburger in Houston, Texas.
So far, there is no word on the cause of Brandon’s death.
According to ET Online, the 32-year-old was survived by his 3-year-old daughter, Storm, his mother, Brenda, and his brother and three sisters.