R&B singer B. Smyth has died at 28 following pulmonary fibrosis battle

B. Smyth dies at 28: R&B singer who recently released single Twerkoholic Part 2 passes away following long battle with pulmonary fibrosis

  • His brother Denzil confirmed the singer’s passing in a social media clip
  • The Florida-born rapper began his rise in music with covers of songs on YouTube
  • He collaborated with artists including 2 Chainz and Future
  • His 2014 song Twerkoholic garnered more than 17 million views on YouTube
  • He released the single Twerkoholic Part 2 last month
  • A memorial service will be held, his brother said

R&B singer B. Smyth died at 28 Thursday of respiratory failure following a battle with pulmonary fibrosis, his brother said.

B. Smyth’s brother Denzil detailed the tragic events in a clip posted to the late artist’s Instagram page.

‘Today regretfully I have to announce that my brother has passed away this morning from respiratory failure after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis,’ Denzil said in the caption of the post.

Details: R&B singer B. Smyth died at 28 Thursday of respiratory failure following a battle with pulmonary fibrosis, his brother said in an Instagram clip

Denzil said in an accompanying clip that his late brother reaped joy from seeing the fan reaction to his single Twerkoholic Part 2 during his illness.

‘All those new TikToks and Instagram reels made him really, really happy,’ Denzil said. ‘And he was able to have a smoother process, he gave all the love and light you were sending on social media, he really felt it and sunk into it.’

He said in the caption, ‘My brother was very excited to see a lot of you create challenges for his latest released single #Twerkoholic part 2 while he was in the ICU, it really brought him a big smile to his face.

‘So on behalf of my brother and my family we want to say thank you to all of you for all of your love & support throughout the years.’

B. Smyth's brother Denzil detailed the tragic events in a clip posted to the late artist's Instagram page

B. Smyth’s brother Denzil detailed the tragic events in a clip posted to the late artist’s Instagram page

Denzil in the clip said that B. Smyth requested he make the clip to tell his fans he 'appreciates all the things you guys do for him'

Denzil in the clip said that B. Smyth requested he make the clip to tell his fans he ‘appreciates all the things you guys do for him’

B. Smyth was snapped at Atlanta's The Buckhead Theater after a 2019 event

B. Smyth was snapped at Atlanta’s The Buckhead Theater after a 2019 event

He continued, ‘We ask for privacy during these difficult times. We also want to say thank you for all of your prayers.’

Denzil wrapped up the emotional post in writing, ‘#RIPBSMYTH Love you bro!’

The Florida-born rapper, whose full name was Brandon Smith, began his rise in music with covers of songs on YouTube such as Miguel’s Quickie and Rihanna’s Stay.

His first single was 2012’s Leggo – after signing with Motown Records – which featured 2 Chainz and rose on the Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart to the number 12 spot.

He also worked with rapper Future on the 2013 single Win Win from his EP The Florida Files.

The entertainer was seen onstage in Atlanta in May of 2019

The entertainer was seen onstage in Atlanta in May of 2019

The Florida-born rapper, whose full name was Brandon Smith, began his rise in music with covers of songs on YouTube.  He was pictured in 2014 in NYC

The Florida-born rapper, whose full name was Brandon Smith, began his rise in music with covers of songs on YouTube. He was pictured in 2014 in NYC

B. Smyth in 2017 released an album titled Thr3 and in 2021, he put out an EP titled It's Yours For the Summer.  He was pictured in 2019

B. Smyth in 2017 released an album titled Thr3 and in 2021, he put out an EP titled It’s Yours For the Summer. He was pictured in 2019

His 2014 song Twerkoholic garnered more than 13 million Spotify streams and 17 million views on YouTube. Last month, he released the single Twerkoholic Part 2.

B. Smyth in 2017 released an album titled Thr3 and in 2021, he put out an EP titled It’s Yours For the Summer.

B. Smyth had also released the singles Fall in Love, I Love U So, On Me, Own My Heart and Plan B earlier this year.

Denzil in the clip said that B. Smyth requested he make the clip to tell his fans he ‘appreciates all the things you guys do for him.’

A memorial service will be held, according to Denzil.

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