Granger Smith’s Rep Reveals Cause Of Death Of 3-Year-Old Son

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Beloved Texas country music singer and rowdy entertainer Granger Smith had to break some tragic news yesterday when he revealed that his youngest child had passed away at just three years old.

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.

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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.”

Now, a representative for the singer has confirmed what many people had been speculating about and revealed the cause of death for young River.

Speaking to People Magazine, the representative explained that the young boy’s tragic death was a result of an at-home drowning accident but failed to give further details. Additionally, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department declined to speak on the matter.

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.

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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 flowers or gifts, please send donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name. The doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible.

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Nothing can prepare a mother to deliver this kind of 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. Granger 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, we 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 flowers or gifts, please send donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name. The doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible.

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