Granger Smith's Son Drowned In Pool, Fellow Stars Offer Condolences
Granger Smith and his family are mourning the devastating loss of their youngest child, three-year-old son River Kelly Smith, who, according to People.com, drowned in a pool at the family's home. Granger shared the news on social media yesterday (Thursday, June 6th) writing, "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."
In lieu of sympathies the family asks that donations be made to Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, TX in River’s name. Granger added that "the doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible."
It is unknown yet whether Granger will cancel any upcoming appearances or concert dates.
Several of Grangers fellow entertainers posted messages of support on social media in reponse to the news of his son's death:
Jason Aldean: "I cant imagine what y’all are going thru. Praying for u and ur family brother. We are heartbroken for u guys."
Kane Brown: "I’m here for you if you need anything at all bro just hit me up"
Maren Morris: "I am so, so sorry. Thinking of you and your family at this time."
Luke Bryan: "Many prayers. So sorry"
Jake Owen: "Man I’m am so sorry to hear this for you and your family. You are such a great, hardworking, kind human being and I know how much your family means to you. Wow. I can’t imagine what y’all are going through. Prayers to you and your family."
Carly Pearce: "Granger I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family"
Dan + Shay: "Heartbroken for you and your family. Sending all the love."
Lauren Alaina: "I am so, so sorry. We will make a donation in his honor and will encourage our friends to do the same. Sending all my live and prayers."
Dustin Lynch: "Sending my love to y’all"
Cole Swindell: "Love you brother."
RaeLynn: "I am so heartbroken. I am praying for you and your family in this time. I just can’t imagine the pain your heart is feeling. Praying for peace over you!"
Chase Rice: "Love you buddy."