Earlier this week (November 28), Rickey Smiley took to Facebook Live to reveal his grandfather, Ernest Smiley, was “in the beginning stages of making his transition” of life. While broadcasting from his Alabama home, the comedian talked about his grandfather’s impact on his life and the many family members around him. We’re sad to report today that Rickey lost his grandfather last night (11/30/18).
“I was introduced to go on stage in New Orleans at 8:55 p.m., same time my grandfather passed last night. I guess he didn’t wanna distract me lol!” Rickey wrote on social media. “Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.”
RICKEY SMILEY FINDS HUMOR IN THE MIDST OF DEALING WITH THE LOST OF HIS GRANDFATHER was originally published on praisecleveland.com