In June 2019 country music artist Granger Smith and his wife, Amber, experienced the worst thing that can ever happen to a parent. After what was meant to be a fun-filled session in the family’s back yard, their youngest son, River, was pulled unconscious from their pool. And as River lay unresponsive in the hospital, doctor after doctor told Granger and Amber that their child had no chance of ever recovering. But the situation escalated even further – meaning the parents were then faced with a truly terrifying decision.
That month, a grieving Granger took to Instagram and posted about the harrowing event. He wrote to his fans and followers, “I have to deliver unthinkable news. We’ve lost our youngest son: River Kelly Smith. Following a tragic accident, and despite [the] doctors’ best efforts, he was unable to be revived.”