R&B musician B. Smyth, real name Brandon Smith, died Thursday at the age of 28 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
B. Smyth’s death was confirmed by his older brother Denzil.
In an emotional Instagram role, Denzil shared the heartbreaking news of his brother’s death.
“It’s very difficult for me to do this video because I never thought I would have to do something like this,” he said.
“We ask of you right now, in this special moment, that you respect our privacy and that we accept all the love and condolences on his behalf.”
Denzil added that he and his family are trying to do their best to deal with the tragic situation.
“My brother was very excited to see so many of you create challenges for his recently released single #Twerkoholic Part 2 during his stay in ICU, it really put a big smile on his face,” the post caption reads .
B. Smyth rose to fame on YouTube and is best known for his songs Might Cuff You, Ride Good, Creep, Leggo and more.
During his career he has worked with artists such as 2 Chainz and Future.
“It’s definitely awesome, especially since I’m just a fan of these guys. Going from being a fan to being a co-worker and making records with them is really a blessing for me,” he told Complex in 2013.
Fans flooded Twitter and Instagram after hearing the news, paying tribute to the young musician.
“May he rest in peace. He had such a beautiful and heartwarming soul,” one person wrote. “Sending my love and condolences to you and your family.”
“Life is so unfair. I can’t believe B.Smyth passed. I just saw that he released Twerkaholic Part 2 last week. It’s really crazy because if you had asked me in 2014 I would have sworn he would be such a big star,” wrote another.
“He reminded me so much of Young Chris Brown. So talented.”
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https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/6705740/b-smyth-pulmonary-fibrosis-died-twerkaholic/ B. Smyth dead at 28: R&B singer of Twerkaholic fame dies of ‘pulmonary fibrosis’ with heartbreaking news from brother