The R&B singer B. Smyth (real name Brandon Smith) lost his fight with pulmonary fibrosis on November 17, according to his older brother Denzil. He was 28.
Denzil wrote about B. in an Instagram post he published the same day. Smyth’s lung disease ultimately led to his death from respiratory failure.
Denzil captioned the post with, “My brother was very excited to see a lot of you create challenges for his latest released single,” referring to the song “Twerkaholic, Pt. 2.”
He continued by explaining the impact that B’s enthusiastic responses to the song had on him. Smyth in his last days: “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 and support throughout the years.”
Denzil additionally provided a video explanation of what B. Throughout his “battle” with pulmonary fibrosis, “Being with him most of the time, he was talking about how much he loved his fans and how much his fans loved him,” Denzil said. “He would always want to do his best to put out the best content.”
Throughout his “battle” with pulmonary fibrosis, “Being with him most of the time, he was talking about how much he loved his fans and how much his fans loved him,” Denzil said. “He would always want to do his best to put out the best content.”
Moreover, he said, B. Smyth Fans’ support “was able to have a smoother process” for Smyth.
B. Smyth gained popularity with his songs “Might Cuff You,” “Ride Good,” “Creep,” “Leggo,” and others that he uploaded to YouTube.
In 2013, the singer told, “It’s definitely dope, especially me just being fans of those guys. To go from being a fan to being among them as my peers and doing records with them, it’s really a blessing for me.”