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“I lost my oldest son #BrandonSmiley this morning. “I’m okay, but please pray for my son’s mother Brenda, his siblings and his daughter Storm,” the 54-year-old revealed in an Instagram post, as he was heading to Birmingham, Alabama to mourn his son.
There aren’t many details of Brandon’s sudden passing, however the Rickey Smiley Morning Show host revealed that he can now empathize with his grandfather, as they have now both experienced the loss of a child.
“Now I see … why he felt the way he felt,” he 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.”
Please join us as we send our deepest condolences to the Smiley family during this tragic time.