Granger Smith’s son River has died.

Tragic news from Granger Smith today. The singer revealed that his youngest son River, 3 years old, was in a tragic incident and despite doctor’s best efforts passed away.

His wife shared the following statement:

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.
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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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The comments section of Granger’s post is filled with messages from friends.  Kane Brown wrote, “I’m here for you if you need anything at all.”  Luke Bryan said, “Many prayers.  So sorry.”  Cole Swindell added, “Love you brother.”

Jason Aldean wrote, “I can’t imagine what ya’ll are going through.  Praying for you and your family.  We are heartbroken for you guys.”  And Maren Morris said, “I am so, so sorry.  Thinking of you and your family at this time.”

There are also messages from Jake OwenDan + ShayLauren AlainaDustin LynchMorgan EvansCarly Pearce, and Chase Rice.

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