Granger Smith Posts Touching Tribute to Son Who Tragically Passed Away

Our heart goes out to Granger Smith and his family.

June 6, 2019
Granger Smith performs during the 2018 CMA Music festival at the on June 7, 2018 in Nashville

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 Our heart goes out to Granger Smith and his family. 

The country star took to Instagram to reveal the devastating news that his youngest son, River Kelly Smith, passed away. 

"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." 

The singer did not elaborate on what happened, but he did say he and his wife, Amber, will donate River's organs to give other kids a second chance at life. 

"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," he wrote. 

The family is asking for donations to the Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name in lieu of flowers or gifts.

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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Understandably, he is canceling his performance at Hot Country Nights in Kansas City tonight. 

 

 

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