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Granger Smith’s son, River, dies in drowning accident


Granger Smith and his wife, Amber, received support from the country music community after the couple revealed their son River, 3, died after a “tragic accident.”

River died in a drowning at the pool at the country singer’s home, Smith’s rep confirmed with People magazine. The 39-year-old country singer and his wife announced the tragic news on social media on Thursday, saying that their family is “devastated and heartbroken.”

“I have to deliver unthinkable news. We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith,” Smith wrote. “Following a tragic accident, and despite doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived.

His fellow country artists commented on his Instagram post, as well as on Twitter.

“I’m here for you if you need anything at all bro just hit me up,” Kane Brown wrote.

“I am so, so sorry. Thinking of you and your family at this time,” Maren Morris shared.

Josh Abbott wrote: “Brother I’m in tears. I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine what this hurt feels like. I just want to hug you man.”

“So so sorry. Love to you all …” said Morgan Evans.

Carly Pearce said: “Granger I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”

Jason Aldean shared: “I cant imagine what y’all are going thru. Praying for u and ur family brother. We are heartbroken for u guys.”

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