Rickey Smiley, an actor, and comedian is grieving the loss of his son, Brandon Smiley. From 2012 to 2014, Smiley hosted “The Rickey Smiley Show,” and on Sunday, he said on Instagram that he had some “awful news” to share with his fans.
Smiley remarked, “I hate to announce this, but I simply want to deliver it to you before you hear it on the streets.” “This morning I learned that my kid, Brandon Smiley, had departed dead.” Smiley didn’t say how old his son was or what caused his death.
Smiley requested prayers for himself and his loved ones as he was getting ready to depart for the airport. Just pray, everyone is strong, and know that I’m well, Smiley remarked to his relatives. Please pray for me while I care for Brandon’s mother and his siblings.
Did Rickey say anything regarding Brandon Smiley’s death?
Not precisely. Given the short time that had passed between Brooke Antonette’s most recent Instagram post, in which she says, “can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us,” and Rickey’s death news, he was understandably shaken.
There are only four hours between the two uploads. Antonette emphasized in her post that Smiley was “offering what’s supposed to be given,” and included the hashtags “#blessed” and “#blackexcellence.”
Antonette may have recorded her video previously and merely shared it now. Nonetheless, her fans have caught up on it. “What occurred in such a short period of time?” asked one Instagram user in the comments section. “And then he’s gone,” wrote another. Rickey did not identify the reason for death.
Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin is among those who have expressed their sympathy. “I’m saddened to learn that my buddy @RickeySmiley has lost his kid Brandon,” he posted on Twitter.
“Rickey has contributed so much to our community; now is the time when we need to give back to him. Join me in extending our arms around him and his family at this tough time. We’re praying for you, Rickey.”
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Ricky Smiley’s reaction to his son’s death
No, not yet. Given the short time between Rickey’s death and Brooke Antonette’s most recent Instagram post, in which she says she “can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us,” he was understandably upset.
There are only four hours between the two uploads. Antonette captioned her photo with the hashtags “#blessed” and “#blackexcellence,” stating Smiley was “giving what was meant to be given.”
Antonette may have recorded her video previously but only now posted it. Her fans, on the other hand, have taken note. “What happened in this short period?” one Instagram user inquired in the comments section.
What other details do we know about Brandon’s career?
He was the featured performer at Chattanooga’s Cigar and Hookah Lounge’s Kings Of The Hang a little less than a year ago. The hosts were Kody Hudgins and Jacob Maraman.
He cited an event that took place at the Eastside Lounge in Birmingham around the same time last year. The event was supported by Little Room Records, TPC Cartel, and Cartel News Syndicate. Brandon appeared as a comedian in it.
In January 2021, he shared videos of himself on stage at the StarDome Comedy Club in Hoover, Alabama. In addition, he did stand-up comedy in Alabama in 2020, including gigs at the StarDome, Smash Bros Radio, and Rickey Smiley For Real alongside his father.