Granger Smith's son, 3, dies after 'tragic' accident

Screen grab of Granger Smith's Instagram post announcing the death of his 3-year-old son River Kelly Smith.

Country music singer Granger Smith says that his youngest son has died after an unnamed "tragic" accident.

Smith announced on Instagram Thursday that doctors were unable to revive 3-year-old River Kelly Smith. The "Backroad Song" singer says his family was heartbroken, but took solace that River was with God.

"Riv was special," he wrote. "Everyone that met him knew that immediately. The joy he brought to our lives cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts."

 

 

The family made the decision to donate River's organs to help save other children. In place of flowers, they have asked for donations to be made to Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.

Smith, who is signed to Broken Bow Records, has released songs “If The Boot Fits,” ″Backroad Song” and “Happens Like That.” He and his wife, Amber, also have another son and a daughter.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.