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2019-06-06 20:01:05


Granger Smith’s 3-Year-Old Son’s Cause of Death Revealed

Country singer Granger Smith’s 3-year-old son died from drowning, Us Weekly can confirm.

“I can confirm that it was a tragic drowning at home,” A rep for the “Happens Like That” singer, 39, said in a statement to Us. Just Jared was the first to report the news.

Smith announced the heartbreaking news that his little one had passed away on Thursday, June 6, with a sweet photo of River wrapped in his arms. “I have to deliver unthinkable news,” he wrote. “We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith. Following a tragic accident, and despite 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.”

The singer went on to state how much his child meant to him, writing, “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.”

Granger Smith Son Cause of Death
Granger Smith performs during the 32nd annual Downtown Hoedown at the Fremont Street Experience on December 5, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mindy Small/FilmMagic

Smith’s wife, Amber Smith, also shared the post, adding, “Nothing can prepare a mother to deliver this kind of news.”

Radar Online reported Thursday that the family called 911 from their home in Georgetown, Texas, one day prior. The Williamson County Police Department’s EMS and Fire Unit responded to the medical emergency, according to the outlet.

This story is developing.

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