There seems to be a confusion that the news Will Smith dead is about the Men In Black actor. While the speculation of Will Smith dead is true, it is not, however, the actor.
Smith’s ex-wife of three years, Sheree Fletcher posted a tribute to Willard Carroll Smith Sr., the father of Will Smith. Smith Sr. has recently been found out to have died because of Fletcher’s Instagram tribute.
She said in her post, “We’re gonna miss you Daddio! You lived & played by your own rules…you truly were 1 of a kind!,” Fletcher writes. “You instilled discipline, and a work ethic that has created a legacy in your honor!”
We're gonna miss you Daddio! You lived & played by your own rules…you truly were 1 of a kind! You instilled discipline, and a work ethic that has created a legacy in your honor! (Pic left to right: Will Smith II; Will Smith III (Trey); Will Smith I (Daddio!) #RIPDaddio #donttellmetheresnothingyoucantdo #WillSMITH1
At present, both his age and the cause of death are still unknown. He might have died due to old age as some speculate.
Will Smith Dead: Smith Jr. Silent About Father’s Demise
Will Smith Sr. was a former U.S Air Force member and a Refrigerator engineer. He had four children with wife Caroline, which included famous actor Will Smith who is their second child.
While Will Smith remains silent about his father’s demise, we know from his previous interviews how close he is to his dad.
He was looking fondly to a memory in one of his previous interviews saying “I look at my father and how he was able to keep four kids fed and clothed and still managed to find time to spend with us.”
In Will Smith: Box Office Superstar, the actor talked about his father, saying “There’s a certain level of confidence and self-esteem that comes from knowing…that someone loves you,” It’s not based on whether my homework’s done. Just because I’m me, these people love me. So it’s like, I know I’m good. How can I let the world know?”