Country singer Granger Smith announced on social media Thursday that his son River Kelly Smith had died by drowning in the water at the age of three.
Smith said that that death happened due to an accident. The boy drowned at the family’s home according to Jay Jones of BBR Music Group, which represents Smith.
He is asking his fans to send a donation instead of gifts at Dell children’s medical centre in Texas.
After he told about his son on social media all people from Texas, Nashville and many others started sending prayers to them. Smith said after very best efforts of doctor they can’t able to save my son. For now, only this much details are available now he didn’t say anything further.
“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,” Smith wrote in a statement Thursday.
“Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father,” Smith wrote in the statement.
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1 to 4, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
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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.
Now Smith cancelled his CMA performance this weekend at the Chevy Riverfront Stage following the news of his son’s death.
Granger Smith’s wife Amber also addressed the tragedy, adding to Granger Smith’s comments, “Nothing can prepare a mother to deliver this kind of news… 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.”
River Kelly Smith was born on 16 May 2016 as the third child of 39 years old Granger Smith and wife Amber Bartlett Smith. AAmber is an actor and she was married on February 11, 2010, after meeting on the set of music his 2009’s song “Don’t Listen To The Radio”. The couple also have a daughter and she is 7 years old her name is London and they have a son and he is 5 years old his name is Lincon monarch