Son of Granger Smith dies in accident
Thursday, June 6, 2019
– The youngest son of Granger Smith has passed away at the age of three, apparently after drowning in a pool, Smith announced today.
"I have to deliver unthinkable news. 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. 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," according to a press release.
People said a representative of Smith confirmed that River died after drowning in the family pool.
Smith had been scheduled to perform in Kansas City tonight.
"The family asks that donations be made in the name of River Kelly Smith to Dell Children's Medical Center in River's name. The doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible." The hospital is located in Austin, Texas.
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