B. Smyth, ‘Twerkoholic’ R&B singer, dies at 28
R&B singer B. Smyth, whose single “Twerkoholic Part 2” dropped last month, died Thursday of lung disease. He was 28 years old.
His brother Denzil confirmed his death in a video message posted on Smith’s official Instagram page.
“Today I sadly have to announce that my brother passed away this morning due to respiratory failure after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis,” Denzil wrote in the caption.
Denzil said his brother “wanted him” to make the video to thank his fans for their love and support.
“So excited to see so many of you challenge my brother for his recently released single #Twerkoholic Part 2 while he’s in ICU, it really put a big smile on his face.”
“So on behalf of my brother and my family we want to thank you all for all your love and support throughout the years,” he added in the caption.
Born Brandon Smith on March 12, 1994, the Florida native began his career by uploading covers of songs to YouTube.
His 2012 debut single “Leggo”, featuring 2 Chainz, peaked at number 12 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart. He collaborated with Future on 2013’s “Win Win.”
Her fan-favorite tune “Twerkoholic” followed in 2014, garnering more than 13 million streams on Spotify.
“Twerkoholic Part 2” drops in October. Smith has released “On Me,” “Plan B,” “Fall in Love,” “I Love You So” and “Own My Heart” in recent months.
Denzil said Smith’s family is asking for privacy at this time, but he plans to keep fans informed of funeral arrangements.
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