NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -- Country recording artist Granger Smith announced online that his son had passed away due to a tragic accident.

In the post, Smith did not specify as to the nature of the accident, but said that despite doctor's best efforts, their son River Kelly Smith was unable to be revived.

He and his wife Amber said their goodbyes, and have elected to donate their son's organs to other children. 

Their family is devastated, and Smith said that the light River brought to their lives will forever be in their hearts. 

The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers or gifts, that donations in River Kelly Smith's name be made to Dell Children's Medical Center, 4900 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723. 

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(3) comments

Bewill

Obey I hope you never ever know the pain of having to bury a child.... No matter how it happens its devastating.... You never get over that pain!!!!

ObeyLaws

"Tragic accident" is often another way of saying "parental failure." Since there are few actual details here about the death, one can only surmise that may have been the case.

Dapon1958

Sometimes it means "Tragic accident".

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