American country singer Granger Smith sadly reveals his three-year-old son River has died

Granger Smith, an American country singer, has sadly his son River, three, passed away.

Alongside a picture of him with his son, Granger announced to his followers that his little boy died as a result of a ‘tragic’ accident.

He wrote: ‘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.’

The dad also asked people who wished to send them flowers or gifts to donate to the hospital where River was treated, as the ‘doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible’.

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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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Friends and fans of the singer commented to offer their support to the family.

One said: ‘I am so, so sorry. Thinking of you and your family at this time.’

Another added: ‘I cant imagine what y’all are going thru. Praying for u and ur family brother. We are heartbroken for u guys.’

A third wrote: ‘Man I’m am so sorry to hear this for you and your family. You are such a great, hardworking, kind human being and I know how much your family means to you. Wow. I can’t imagine what y’all are going through. Prayers to you and your family.’

Our thoughts are with Granger and his family during this difficult time.