The entertainment industry was rocked on January 29, 2023, by the news of the death of Brandon Smiley, the son of Rickey Smiley. People all around the United States are inquisitive as to the circumstances surrounding the death of the 32-year-old actor and comedian.
The family has not commented on the circumstances surrounding Brandon’s death, therefore it is unclear what caused his passing. This blog post will examine Brandon Smiley’s life and career, as well as the circumstances surrounding his untimely death in a car crash.
The Big Picture of Brandon Smiley
On February 9, 1990, Brandon Smiley was born to Rickey Smiley, an American television celebrity, and Brenda Smiley. On Feb, 5 Brandon wrote in a tweet ” I had to say goodbye to my son…”
— Rickey Smiley (@RickeySmiley) February 5, 2023
Malik Smiley had three older brothers and a sister, Aaryn Smiley, Craig Smiley, and D’ Essence Elizabeth. He was the fourth of five children.
In addition to being a skilled actor and comedian, Brandon was also well-known for his frequent appearances on “The Morning Show,” contributing to his net worth of $1.5 million.
He was seeing Brooke, the mother of his daughter Strom Smiley, and was in a committed relationship.
Rickey Smiley Son Cancer
A buddy discovered Brandon unresponsive in his house on January 29th, 2023. After paramedics took him to UAB Hospital, a doctor there confirmed his death at 10:52.
There is no proof that Rickey Smiley’s son Brandon Smiley died of cancer, despite popular belief in the United States. There was no sign of trauma or foul play at Brandon’s autopsy, and the cause of death is still being investigated by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. The Birmingham Police Department is presently looking into this.
Who Is Rickey Smiley?
Rickey Smiley, the host of an entertainment talk show, was born on August 10, 1968. He attended and graduated from Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1992, Smiley attended Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English.
Smiley got his start in the business by performing at an open mic night at the improv institution The Comedy Club. Following that, Smiley went on tour with Najee, gospel singer Dottie Peoples, comedian George Wallace, and jazz musician Will Downing. Aside from being a comedian, he also hosted ComicView on BET.
Starting in 2001, he hosted the BET variety show The Way We Do It, and in 2000, he signed a five-year programming deal with Home Box Office (HBO). Smiley has starred in a number of films, including a cameo in Ice Cube and Mike Epps’s All About the Benjamins (2000), a lead part as Santa in 2002’s Friday After Next, and a supporting role as Ducktape in 2003’s Sweet Hideaway.
As 2004 came to a close, he had won BET’s Platinum Mic Viewer’s Choice Award, written an episode for his own one-hour standup special on BET’s ComicView, and contributed to the documentary Super Secret Movie Rules: Sports Underdogs. He also began hosting the morning show on Dallas’ KBFB-FM/97.9. Smiley joined the cast of the 2005 MTV reality show Diamond Life.
In 2006, Smiley wrote and starred in an episode of Comedy Central Presents that was included at 2007 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. When he joined Syndicated One in 2008, he was able to take The Rickey Smiley Morning Show all over the country. He played the role of Final MC in the 2010 sequel Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming. Rickey Smiley: Open Casket Sharp, a one-man performance from 2011, featured him prominently.
In 2012, Smiley had a busy television schedule, appearing in episodes of Let’s Stay Together on BET and as both an executive producer and star of the TV One sitcom The Rickey Smiley Show. Smiley hosted Dish Nation and played the part of Calvin in the movie Baggage Claim.
Before appearing as the host of Star in 2017, Smiley was the executive producer of the 2015 reality show Rickey Smiley For Real. The next year, he published the autobiography Stand By Your Truth: And Then Run For Your Life (Simon & Schuster, New York).