Country Singer Granger Smith Reveals His Three-Year-Old Son Has Died in a ‘Tragic Accident’, Shares Family’s Heartache on Social Media

A country music star’s young son has passed away following a “tragic accident”.

Granger Smith took to social media to share the “unthinkable news” his three-year-old son River Kelly had died, leaving the family “heartbroken”.

“Despite doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived,” he wrote on Instagram.

“Amber (my wife) 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.”

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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.

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The Stutter singer continued, “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.”

His wife also shared the sad statement on Instagram, adding that: “Nothing can prepare a mother to deliver this kind of news.”

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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 couple also praised the “incredible” efforts of doctors, nurses and staff at the Dell Children’s Medical Centre and are requesting donations be sent there rather than flowers or gifts for the family.

Granger and Amber share two other kids, seven-year-old daughter London and five-year-old son Lincoln.

SOURCE: NT News – Bronte Coy