The abrupt passing of B Smyth, who had been battling pulmonary fibrosis, has left his admirers inconsolable. His brother posted the awful news on the musician’s official Instagram account.
Denzil spoke about B Smyth’s illness while pleading for privacy on their family’s behalf as they grieve the singer’s demise.
Here is what we know about the young singer as tributes to him continue to flood Twitter.
Who was B Smyth?
Brandon Smith, better known as B Smyth, was a 28-year-old Florida native who sang R&B. He reportedly made his music debut in 2012 with the release of Leggo after signing with Motown Records, according to Hiphopdx.
With Future’s help, he later published his subsequent song, Win Win, and then his debut EP, The Florida Files. The songs Twerkaholic and Twerkaholic Pt. 2 by B Smyth, which went viral and sparked social media challenges, are his most well-known works. Over 17 million people have watched the first video on YouTube.
He allegedly joined RCA Records/ByStorm Entertainment in 2016. Young Thug contributed to his tune, “Creep,” while Rick Ross contributed to one of his other songs, “Gold Wrappers.” Ride Good, his collaboration with LightSkinKeisha peaked at No. 14 on the Hot R&B Songs chart in 2018.
It’s Yours for the Summer is the name of his EP from 2021.
Singer’s Brother Announces His Death
B Smyth’s brother posted a message on Instagram claiming that the singer died of “respiratory failure.” According to reports, he had pulmonary fibrosis.
It is a disease that develops as a result of damaged and scarred lung tissues. This results in breathlessness and, in severe cases, respiratory failure.
Denzil reported that his brother passed suddenly early on November 17th.
He said: “While he was in the ICU, my brother was very happy to see so many of you make challenges for his recent release song #Twerkoholic part 2; it really brought a big grin to his face.”
According to B Smyth’s brother, the singer frequently thanked his fans for their unwavering love and support, which helped make him famous.
Soon, specifics regarding the singer’s funeral ceremony will be made public, and admirers outside of Florida will be able to attend by watching it live online.
Shocked Fans Share Their Tributes
B Smyth has developed a sizable fan base on social media. Many heartbroken fans expressed their shock at his abrupt departure on Twitter.
“I’m trying not to get depressed, but like B Smyth being dead truly hurts my feelings,” one tweet said.
Wow, I’m shocked that B. Smyth died. Only 28. Another tweet stated, “I hope he passed away quietly.
I’m terribly saddened by B Smyth’s loss because I still listen to his music now, another fan remarked.