R&B singer B. Smyth dies aged 28 of respiratory failure

R&B singer B. Smyth has passed away at the age of 28 from respiratory failure.

The news was confirmed by the singer’s brother Denzil Smith on Thursday (November 17) with a video posted on Smyth’s official Instagram page.

“Today I sadly have to announce that my brother passed away this morning from respiratory failure after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis,” Smith wrote. “My brother was very excited to see many of you creating challenges for his recently released single #Twerkoholic part 2 while in ICU, it really put a big smile on his face.

“So on behalf of my brother and my family, we want to say thank you to all of you for all your love and support over the years,” he continued. “We ask for privacy during these difficult times. We also want to say thank you for all your prayers. #RIBBSMYTH Love you bro!

Florida native B. Smyth (real name Brandon Smith) made his musical debut in 2012 when he signed to Motown Records and released the 2 Chainz-assisted “Leggo.” He followed it up with the Future-assisted “Win Win” the following year, releasing his first EP, The Florida Files.

In 2014, his single “Twerkaholic” became a hit for the young singer and currently has over 17 million views on YouTube. As his brother mentioned, B recently released his follow-up, “Twerkaholic Pt. 2.”

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In 2016, Smyth signed with ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records and released the Young Thug-assisted single “Creep,” the Rick Ross-assisted “Gold Wrappers,” and more. His LightSkinKeisha collaboration “Ride Good” peaked at #14 on the Hot R&B Songs of 2018 chart.

Since then, the singer has consistently released music, including his 2021 EP, It’s yours for the summer.

HipHopDX sends its condolences to B. Smyth’s friends and family.

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