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Rickey Smiley Shocks Fans By Announcing Death Of His 32-Year-Old Son Brandon Smiley


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Some extremely sad news to report today. Comedian/radio personality Rickey Smiley made the shocking announcement that his son, Brandon Smiley, has passed away at the age of 32.

He made the announcement on his Instagram account. He posted a video to his account as he made his way back to his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.

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.My son, Brandon Smiley, has passed away this morning. i’m OK.Pray for my son’s mother and my son’s siblings. 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.

Smiley has a total of five children and Brandon was his oldest. He had Brandon with his ex-wife, Brenda. According to the report, Brandon had a 3-year-old daughter of his own. Just such a sad situation.

As of now, no cause of death has been reported, so we’re not even going to speculate on that. It could be a number of different things. We’re sure more information will be released shortly.

Smiley received many messages of support, including one from Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss, who wrote, “Oh no! I’m so sorry for your loss. I love you & Im praying for you!”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Smiley family.