B. Smyth, an R&B artist and rapper who battled pulmonary fibrosis, passed away at the age of 28 from respiratory failure.
In a video clip uploaded to the late artist’s Instagram page, his brother Denzil described the awful events.
In the post’s caption, Denzil said, “Today unfortunately I must announce that my brother passed away this morning from respiratory failure after a lengthy struggle with pulmonary fibrosis.”
During his sickness, Denzil said in an accompanying video that his late brother took satisfaction in seeing the response to his single Twerkoholic Part 2.
Denzil remarked that “all those fresh TikToks and Instagram reels made him really, truly pleased.” And the process went more smoothly for him because of all the love and light you all shared on social media, which he was able to absorb.
‘My brother was really happy to see a lot of you creating challenges for his recently released track #Twerkoholic part 2 while he was in the ICU, it really brought a big smile to his face,’ he wrote in the caption.
So, on behalf of my brother and family, I would want to thank you all for your love and support over the years.
In these trying circumstances, we kindly request your privacy, he continued. We also wish to express our gratitude for your prayers.
Putting an end to the poignant tweet, Denzil said, “#RIPBSMYTH Love you bro!”
The rapper from Florida, whose real name was Brandon Smith, got his start in music by covering songs like Rihanna’s Stay and Miguel’s Quickie on YouTube. After signing with Motown Records, his debut single was 2012’s Leggo, which featured 2 Chainz and peaked at number 12 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart.
On the 2013 song Win Win from his EP The Florida Files, he also collaborated with the rapper Future.
B. Smyth released an album called Thr3 in 2017 and an EP called It’s Yours For the Summer in 2021.