Denzil Smith, older brother of R&B star B. Smyth, has confirmed the singer-songwriter is dead at age 28.
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Taking to Instagram Thursday (November 17), Denzil posted the announcement of his younger brother’s passing.
“ITS BEEN A TOUGH JOURNEY AND U FOUGHT HARD BRO, I KNO YOU’RE NEAR CUZ I CAN STILL FEEL YA PRESENCE I CAN STILL HEAR YA VOICE I CAN EVEN PICK UP ON YA SCENT… IM JUS AT PEACE THAT YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO SUFFER BRO… THIS TRAGIC SITUATION HAS ME COMPLETELY TORN ME IN TWO, BUT I KNO GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES, I KNO YOUR WATCHING OVER YA SON, ME & MA NOW… I KNO ITS NOT OVER CUZ THE SPIRIT NEVA DIES AN WE WILL MEET AGAIN BUT TIL DEN…. I LUV U ALWAYZ AN 4EVA BRO,” he shared.
Another statement, as reported by our friends at RatedRnB, explained the singer’s cause of death and reads:
“Today regretfully I have to announce that my brother has passed away this morning from respiratory failure after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis,” Denzil shared. “My brother was very excited to see a lot of you create challenges for his latest released single #Twerkoholic part 2 while he was in the ICU, it really brought him a big smile to his face. So on behalf of my brother and my family we want to say thank you to all of you for all of your love & support throughout the years. We ask for privacy during these difficult times.”