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Beloved Texas country music singer and rowdy entertainer Granger Smith had to break some tragic news today on social media – and revealed that his three-year-old son had passed away this week.
Smith, who has released nine full-length studio albums throughout his career, is known for his songwriting, singing, and his rowdy alter ego “Earl Dibbles Jr. ” He and wife Amber Smith have been married since 2010 and welcomed three children together. Two boys and one girl.
Tragically, their youngest son River Kelly passed away this week following a devastating and tragic accident. Both Granger and Amber took to social media and issued a shared statement about the circumstances surrounding his passing – and posted photos showing their endless love.
“I have to deliver unthinkable news,” Granger wrote. “We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith. Following a tragic accident, and despite the doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived. Amber and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life.”
“Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father. Riv was special. Everyone that met him knew that immediately. The joy he brought to our lives cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts. If there are words to say more, I cannot find them in this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this.”
Our hearts are broken to learn of this tragic loss for such a sweet and loving family and we are praying for them during this very difficult time.
See both of their full posts with the photos of their beloved son below.