Rickey Smiley’s Son Brandon Smiley's Death: "Terrible Nightmare"

Rickey Smiley’s Son Brandon Smiley's died at 32, Rickey Smiley shares how he feels

By Betty Cruise February 05, 2023
Rickey Smiley’s Son Brandon Smiley's Death: "Terrible Nightmare"

Rickey Smiley is devastated by his son Brandon Smiley’s death.

In a recent tearful Instagram video, the comic talked about his grief. Rickey openly discussed how "the sadness is setting in" on himself and the rest of the family in the 11-minute footage, which was shot a day after Brandon's untimely death.

"I feel bad for my other kids," he expressed. "My kids are confused. They don't know what to do."

Rickey added, "I just never thought I would be a member of an organization where you have to bury your kids. It's a terrible nightmare."

The 54-year-old continued by saying that he originally refrained from crying out of "shock," and that his feelings were like "somebody stomping on my chest and it's just non-stop."

"Tears are coming down your eyes but you ain't crying," Rickey said. "And then you crying and ain't no tears coming down your eyes."

The Rickey Smiley For Real star claimed that although his mother is devastated by Brandon's passing (she texted him just hours before he passed away), his youngest kid Malik was the one who was most affected by the tragedy.

"He got his own issues," Rickey explained of the 21-year-old. "He's fighting to stay alive because he's dealing with a lot, dealing with depression and anxiety."

In another part of the film, Rickey bemoaned the fact that he "wasn't perfect" but gave his utmost to raising his kids.

"I didn't play no games," he said as he held back his tears. "I just tried to be the best dad I could be. That's all. It is what it is."

Brandon's memorial has been set on February 4. It will take place in Birmingham, Alabama, Rickey's hometown.