Brandon Smiley, the son of comedian and Atlanta radio host Rickey Smiley, passed away over the weekend. He was reportedly 32.
As he was preparing to leave to the airport, Rickey Smiley shared the news of his son’s death on social media Sunday (Jan 29).
“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 caused of death has not been revealed. Brandon is survived by his parents, siblings and 3-year-old daughter.
Support from industry peers
Since announcing the news of Brandon’s passing, Rickey has received an outpour of touching messages from industry peers.
Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Porsha Williams, who also served as a co-host alongside Rickey on Dish Nation, commented, “I’m so sorry Rickey!!!! We love you and we are praying for you!! May God comfort your whole family at this time as well as loved ones!!” RHOA star Kandi Burruss also shared words of comfort, writing, “Oh no! I’m so sorry for your loss. I love you & I’m praying for you.”
Fellow comedian Loni Love commented, “Brandon was such a light… praying for your family.. this is heartbreaking 💔. Al B.Sure add, “Sorry to hear this news Brother Rickey 💔.”
This isn’t the first time Smiley has opened up about hard times in his family life. In July 2020, Smiley shared that his youngest daughter Aaryn was shot during an alleged road rage incident.
Let’s lift him up in prayer.