Rickey Smiley speaks out following the passing of his son, Brandon Smiley.
Over the weekend- Rickey took to social media to let fans know that his 32-year-old son had passed away. “My oldest son #BrandonSmiley this morning. I’m okay, but please pray for my son’s mother Brenda, his siblings and his daughter Storm.”
In another Instagram post, Rickey asks for some time to cope with the situation. He writes, “all friends and relatives. Can y’all give me a minute. Please stop texting. Feeling overwhelmed. I know your heart. Please don’t retext. I’m gonna hit everyone back. It’s difficult.”
In another post Rickey emotionally shares, “losing your child is a terrible nightmare. Yesterday was the shock of losing my son #BrandonSmiley, but today reality is setting in. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, kind words, text messages and calls. I really appreciate it.”
“Never in my life [have I] felt this kind of pain and grief…I don’t see how people survive this” the comedian expresses. There has been no cause of death at this time.
We are keeping Rickey Smiley, his friends, family and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May Brandon rest peacefully.