Deep condolences are going out to country singer Granger Smith who has revealed tragic news on social media: that his three-year-old son River died “following a tragic accident.” A rep for the singer has since confirmed to People that River was lost to a “tragic drowning accident at home.” But as horrific as the situation is, Granger and his wife have also found a way to see River live on.
“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,” he shared next to a picture of him hugging the adorable child. “Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father.”
Granger goes on to reflect on River’s special gifts in life. “Riv was special,” notes. “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.” River is also survived by five-year-old brother Lincoln Monarch and a seven-year-old sister London.
Several of Granger’s fellow country stars reached out to him upon hearing the news. “I’m here for you if you need anything at all bro just hit me up,” Kane Brown commented, while Jason Aldean added, “I cant imagine what y’all are going thru. Praying for u and ur family brother. We are heartbroken for u guys,” and Luke Bryan commented, “Many prayers. So sorry.”
Others posting comments include Maren Morris, Jake Owen, Dan + Shay, Lauren Alaina, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell, and Dustin Lynch.