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Who is River Kelly Smith? Granger Smith’s Son Wiki, Bio, Age, Cause of Death, Accident, Obituary, Funeral, Parents, Siblings and Drowning

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River Kelly Smith
River Kelly Smith

River Kelly Smith Biography – River Kelly Smith Wiki

River Kelly Smith was the youngest son of country music singer Granger Smith and American actress Amber Emily Bartlett.

River was prominently featured in the 2017 video for Smith’s “Happens Like That,” during which he falls from the sky and lands in his father’s arms.

River Kelly Smith Age

River Kelly was born on May 16, 2016. He was 3 years old.

River Kelly Smith Parents

River Kelly Smith’s parents are Granger Smith and Amber Emily Bartlett. They married on February 11, 2010, having first met when Amber auditioned to star in one of Smith’s videos in 2009. Smith and Amber are also parents to daughter London and son Lincoln.

River Kelly Smith Siblings

River had two siblings, a sister, London Smith, and a brother, Lincoln Monarch Smith.

River Kelly Smith Death

On June 6, 2019, Granger Smith and his wife Amber Bartlett shared the news that their youngest son, River Kelly Smith, had passed away. Smith wrote on Instagram:

“I have to deliver unthinkable news. We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith. Following a tragic accident, and despite 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 in this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this.”

 

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I have to deliver unthinkable news. We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith. Following a tragic accident, and despite 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 in this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this. . . In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name. The doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible.

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River Kelly Smith Cause of Death – How Did River Kelly Smith Die

According to a rep for Granger Smith, River Kelly Smith’s cause of death was a tragic drowning accident at home.

River Kelly Smith Drowning – River Kelly Smith Accident

Smith’s rep confirmed that River’s tragic death was due to a drowning accident at home. According to the Centers for Disease Control, children between the ages of 1 and 4 have the highest drowning rates, with most occurring in swimming pools at home. And among the children ages 1 to 4 who die of unintentional injuries, drowning accounts for one-third of the deaths.

On June 19, 2019, Granger Smith and his wife, Amber, shared an emotional video on YouTube titled “Finding Light In Our Darkest Time” as they opened up about the recent drowning death of their 3-year-old son, River.

The couple said they wanted to let everyone know how they were doing and thanked fans as well as the first responders and those at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, who tried to save River.

They also shared details of how the accident occurred earlier this month at their home. Granger Smith explained he had been outside doing gymnastics with daughter London, 7, as River and their other son, Lincoln Monarch, 5, were engaged in a water gun fight.

Soon the parents were inside their pool gate attempting to do CPR on their youngest, who could not be revived. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died two days later, they said.

River Kelly Smith Obituary