The Smith Family is grieving and there are simply no words to explain their grief.
Country superstar, Granger Smith, has confirmed the sudden death of his 3-year old son, River. He drowned in the family swimming pool.
Tragically, the country singer, 39, and his wife, Amber, revealed the heartbreaking news on Twitter and Instagram Thursday, June 6th, 2019. The announcement read, “following a tragic accident” where “despite doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived.”
As an adored father of three, Granger shared an intimate and sweet picture of himself with his son with the caption, “I have to deliver unthinkable news. We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith. Following a tragic accident, and despite the 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 at this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this.”
His wife, Amber, also braved the reality with a picture and a similar caption. Her caption read, “Nothing can prepare a mother to deliver this kind of news.” Truly, there is nothing that can compare a mother for something like this.
The couple requests that those willing to give to “please send donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name. The doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible.”
Please pray for this family. There is absolutely nothing that could ever prepare a family for this and we pray they are comforted by the love of God during this tragic time.