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R&B singer B. Smyth has died at the age of 28 due to respiratory insufficiency.

The announcement was confirmed by the Smyth’s twin brother Denzil Smith last Thursday (November 17) via a video shared on the Official Instagram page.

“Today regretfully I have to announce that my brother has passed away this morning from respiratory failure after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis,” Smith wrote in his post. “My brother was extremely excited to see many of you make challenges for his newest released single #Twerkoholic Part 2 while in the ICU which really brought a smile on his face.

“So on behalf of my brother and my family we want to say thank you to all of you for all of your love & support throughout the years,” he added. “We would like to be quiet in these trying moments. We would also like to thanks for all of your prayers. #RIPBSMYTH Love you bro!

Florida born B. Smyth (real name Brandon Smith) made his music debut in 2012 when he signed with Motown Records and released the 2 Chainz-assisted “Leggo.” He followed it up with the Future-inspired “Win Win” the following year. He then released his first single, The Florida Files.

The year 2014 saw his hit single “Twerkaholic” became an instant success for the singer-songwriter and is currently averaging more than 17 million viewers on YouTube. His brother also mentioned that B recently released the follow-up track, “Twerkaholic Pt. 2.”

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In 2016 Smyth signed a deal with ByStorm Music/RCA Records and released the Young Thug-assisted track “Creep,” the Rick Ross-assisted “Gold Wrappers” and more. The singer’s LightSkinKeisha collaboration “Ride Good” peaked at the number. 14, on the Hot R&B Songs chart in the year 2018.

In the years since, the artist has been releasing music regularly such as his 2021 EP It’s Yours For The Summer.

HipHopDX conveys sympathy for B. Smyth’s family and friends. family.