B. Smyth, an R&B artist who was known for numerous hits over the past decade, has reportedly passed away. He was 28.
Denzil Smith, the singer’s brother, took to Instagram to reveal the tragic news. In an emotional video, Smith noted that Smyth, born Brandon Smith, died Thursday morning (November 17) from respiratory failure after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He added that while the singer was in the ICU, fans brought him many smiles by creating social media challenges for his latest single, “Twerkaholic Part 2.”
“Twerkaholic” was released in 2014 and became a fan favorite of Smyth’s with the sequel dropping last month.
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In 2012, Smyth collaborated with rapper 2 Chainz for his debut single “Leggo,” which peaked at No. 12 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart. He also worked with Future on “Win, Win” and “Gettin’ That.” In 2018, his collaboration with singer LightSkinKeisha on “Ride Good” generated more than 30 million views on YouTube for the track’s music video.
Funeral arrangements will soon be determined, according to B. Smyth’s brother. There may be a livestream available for the event for those who aren’t able to attend the funeral.