Rickey Smiley’s son Brandon Smiley dies aged 32
Actor and comedian Rickey smiley announced the passing of her son, Brandon Smiley, through an Instagram post Sunday.
This information shocked the public when Smiley shared the information with a heavy heart, praying for prayers for herself and her family.
Brandon Smiley is a comedian and actor who appeared on his father’s TV One show “Rickey Smiley For Real.”
He is 32 and is survived by his 3-year-old daughter Storm and mother Brenda, along with brothers Malik, 21, and sisters D’Essence, 25, Taylor, 22, and Aaryn, 21. .
Ricky Smiley announces son’s death on Instagram video
In the post, Smiley did not specify the cause of death but asked everyone to pray for him and his family during this difficult time.
“I just got bad news this morning,” Smiley said in an Instagram video. “I was on my way to the airport to go to Birmingham. I want everyone to pray for me, pray for our family. Our son Brandon Smiley passed away this morning. Lord Jesus, have mercy.”
The grieving father, 54, added,
“Pray for Brandon’s mother and his father, Taurus, his sister, Taylor, and everyone. I hate to announce this, but I just wanted to give it to you before you hear it on the street.”
He also shared a meme that reads:
“May your battles keep you close to the cross, may your struggles show that you need God, May your battles end the way they should, and YES TRY YOUR DAYS PROVIDE THAT GOD IS GOOD.”
Brandon Smiley saw the smile on Instagram hours before his father announced his death
Just hours before news of his passing, a video was shared on social media showing Brandon laughing and talking next to his partner Brooke Antonette, who captioned the video:
“He’s giving what should be given 🤣 Can’t wait to see what we have this year!!”
The passing of Brandon Smiley has had a profound impact on the entertainment community, and our thoughts and prayers are with Rickey Smiley and his family during this difficult time.