It is with a heavy heart that we remember the passing of Brandon Smiley, son to well-known American stand-up comedian, television host, actor, and radio personality Rickey Smiley. Brandon passed away on January 29th, 2023. He was a prominent figure in the entertainment industry and had a large following on social media platforms. In a video posted to Instagrm on Sunday, his father Rickey Smiley announced the death of his 32-year-old son and urged us to keep them in our prayers. Keep reading more.
Who was Brandon Smiley?
Brandon was born in Georgia and raised by his father Rickey Smiley along with his brother Aaryn Smiley and sister D’Essence Smiley. He attended The University of Alabama at Birmingham graduating with a degree in Communications & Media Arts in 2012. After graduation he started working as an assistant director for his father’s TV show “Rickey Smiley For Real” which aired from 2013 to 2018. Brandon was also featured in other shows such as Family Feud and Judge Mathis.
How did Brandon Smiley die? What was the cause of his death?
As of now there is no official word on what caused Brandon’s death but it is speculated that he died due to health complications related to diabetes which he had been diagnosed with since 2014. He suffered from severe kidney damage due to diabetic ketoacidosis which led to him being placed on dialysis while awaiting a kidney transplant. Despite this setback, he continued living life to its fullest with Brooke Antonette who has been his girlfriend since at least 2018.
Rickey Smiley, a radio personality, announced his son Brandon Smiley’s death on social media.
Comedian brandon smiley last emotional video before 2 hours of his death
Who is Rickey Smiley?
Rickey Smiley was born on August 10, 1968 and is an American stand-up comedian, television host, actor, and radio personality, renowned for his prank phone calls. On July 6th, 2020 news broke that Smiley’s daughter Aaryn had been shot in a road rage incident the weekend prior. In 2023 it was announced that Smiley’s son Brandon had tragically passed away. As well as being a well-known celebrity figure, he is also a proud member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity having have been initiated into its Psi Rho graduate chapter. Smiley and his family have suffered some heartbreaking tragedies through the years but it’s clear they are all united during their time of need.
Brandon Smiley Net Worth?
Brandon Smiley is set to become a millionaire in just a few short years, with reports estimating his net worth to be upwards of half a million dollars by 2022. This is especially impressive given that it is still unknown how much the budding comedian earns or what properties and investments he holds. Of course, part of his success can be attributed to his father’s estimated $5 million net worth and support. While only time will tell what Brandon Smiley’s fortune will amount to, there’s no denying that he has potential for growth!
Brandon Smiley Obituary
The sudden loss of Brandon Smiley has left us all mourning the loss of this talented young man who still had so much left to give this world. His presence will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him or were touched by his light through social media platforms or television shows. We are sending all our love and support during this difficult time for the family and friends of Brandon Smiley – may they find peace during this heartbreaking time . His memory will live on forever in our hearts!
Tributes Pour To Brandon Smiley Death
God please be with @RickeySmiley and his family during this difficult time; give them the strength they need, cover them and wrap your loving arms around in Jesus name AMEN!!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽😢😢💔💔
Family please keep my brother Rickey Smiley and his entire family in prayer..his son has passed away… Brandon was such a beautiful light and joy to us all.. this is devastating and heartbreaking.. rest in power.
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Sad News: Brandon Smiley the oldest son of comedian Rickey Smiley passed away this morning at the age of 32 😞 Condolences and prayers for the Smiley family 🙏🏾 #Prayers #RIP #RickeySmiley
Please keep Birmingham native and Comedian Rickey Smiley and his entire family in your thoughts and prayers as he announced today via social media that his son, Brandon Smiley has passed away. youtu.be/kACnVxVUpSE