Brandon Smiley, son of comedian Rickey Smiley, passes away at 32

Brandon Smiley, comedian and actor, son of legendary comedian Rickey Smiley, died at 32. His father, Rickey Smiley took to Instagram to announce the sad news of his oldest son’s demise.


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While leaving for his hometown, Rickey shared the news with his fans and friends and asked them to pray for him and his family. Since then, messages with condolences have been pouring in from different parts of the world.

Who was Brandon Smiley?

Brandon Smiley was the oldest son of Rickey Smiley and Brenda. Rickey Smiley is an American stand-up comedian, television host, actor, and radio personality, known for his prank phone calls. The 54-year-old comedian is best known for his prank calls on radio station KBFB in Dallas, Texas in April 2004.

Rickey has four biological children; Brandon, who is 32, D’Essence Elizabeth, who is 25, Malik and Aaryn Smiley, who are both 21. He also adopted Craig Smiley.

Brandon Smiley is survived by his daughter, Storm, 3, his mom Brenda, brother Malik, 21, and sisters D’Essence, 25, Taylor, 22, and Aaryn, 21.

What happened to Brandon?

Rickey announced the death of his oldest son. Soon after, the internet exploded with the reason behind his death. Sadly, there’s nothing mentioned in the public on what happened to the late actor and comedian Brandon Smiley.

Not even his father mentioned any reasons for his demise.

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We are waiting for the public statement to be released by the family regarding the same.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

  1. What happened to Brandon?

He died at the age of 32

2. Who are Rickey Smiley’s sons?

Late Brandon Smiley and Malik Smiley

3. What is Rickey Smiley’s net worth?

His net worth is estimated at $5 million

4. Was Brandon an actor?

Yes. He was an actor and comedian, just like his dad

5. Was he murdered?

No news has been made public about the reason for his death

6. What is Rickey Smiley’s real name?

Broderick Dornell Smiley

7. Who is Brandon’s mother?

His mother is Brenda who was married to Rickey Smiley for 12 years but didn’t take his surname after the separation

8. Did he have children?

Yes. He is survived by a three-year-old daughter, Storm Smiley

9. Was he married?

No. He was in a relationship with his girlfriend Brooke Antonette

10. When was he born?

He was born on February 9, 1990


Brendon Smiley was a famous comedian. He did many shows hosting and doing stand-up comedy. The oldest son of Rickey Smiley passed away at the age of 32 on January 29, 2023. His father took to his Instagram to announce the news of his son’s death in a video while leaving for the airport to his hometown.

In the video, he also mentioned, “Now I see what my granddaddy went through and why he felt the way he felt. My granddaddy went through this s**t with my dad and somehow, here I am going through the same thing my grandparents went through. So just pray for our family.”

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Most recently, America has been losing real gems from the industry.

Our prayers are for the Smiley family. May the Almighty give them strength to bear this loss.

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