Frank Ocean’s beloved little brother has reportedly died in a tragic car crash. He was 18 years old
Frank Ocean’s brother Ryan Breaux is said to have been killed in a tragic car accident.
Ryan Breaux, 18, reportedly died in the early hours of Sunday morning (August 2) after the car he was travelling in went off the road at Westlake Boulevard in California.
Police responded to reports of smoke in the area at around 1.30am near the Skelton Canyon Circle, but by the time they arrived, the car was engulfed in flames.
Authorities said the car swerved off the road and crashed into a tree, confirming that two passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.
Though the identities of the victims have not been officially confirmed, a memorial for Breaux and classmate Ezekial Bishop was held last night in Los Angeles as tributes to both men poured in.
Ryan Breaux remembered by friends.
Friends have honoured Breaux online, including Pierce Brosnan’s son Paris, who shared photos of them together.
“To my brother, who was talented beyond belief, possessed a heart of gold, had an energy that was infectious, a smile & laugh that lifted everyone’s spirit, and was a loyal and authentic friend to anyone he knew,” Paris wrote.
“You were just getting started and ready to show the world who you were. You were a leader and you had a whole army of loyal soldiers behind you.”
The 19-year-old added: “Thank you for being there for me when I needed you most, thank you for all the wild nights, thank you for your music and all the late night studio sessions with Fray, thank you for blessing us ALL with your presence on this part.
“I will carry you in my heart always. Until I see you again brother. Ryan Breaux forever & Zeek Bishop forever.”
Frank Ocean’s brother honoured by fans.
The tragedy has been met with an outpouring of sympathy on social media, with fans of Frank Ocean expressing their condolences.
Ryan Breaux was an incredibly kind and thoughtful person. He reached out to us on more than one occasion just to chat. He will be sorely missed.
Keep the Breaux family in your thoughts and prayers as they mourn this amazing young man.
? Rest In Peace, Ryan. pic.twitter.com/WobUStMJ5l
— blonded.blog (@blondedblog) August 3, 2020
We regret to inform you that Frank Ocean’s little brother, Ryan Breaux, has passed away.
Rest In Peace Ryan❤️ pic.twitter.com/sNzaT7SjXV
— All Love Hip Hop (@AllLoveHipHop) August 2, 2020
I’m talking to Christopher Breaux, not exactly Frank Ocean. I’m speaking to the man and the brother not the artist I know and love so well.
I’m so sorry about your little brother Ryan, it’s not fair. I hope you and your mom someday find healing. For now, cry all you want. RIP❤️
— Samú (@SamkeloNdlovu) August 3, 2020
Rest In Peace, Ryan Breaux. ??
Such a sweet soul. Sending prayers of strength, courage and healing to big brother Frank and mom Katonya.
Absolutely crushing news today ?????? pic.twitter.com/8kMqeW7DSF
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) August 3, 2020