Death befalls Frank Ocean’s brother.

Death befalls Frank Ocean’s brother.

 

Death befalls Frank Ocean's brother.

Frank Ocean‘s younger brother, Ryan Breaux, has reportedly died during a fiery car accident.

Ryan Breaux, 18, gave up the ghost alongside a lover within the early hours of Sunday morning when the vehicle they were travelling in Thousand Oaks, California, ran off the road and hit a tree.

ABC News reported: “The initial investigation revealed the vehicle was travelling south on Westlake Boulevard when the car seemed to leave the roadway and hit a tree within the centre median.

The intensity of the crash ripped the car in half and therefore the vehicle was engulfed in flames when police received the scene.

The “Thinkin Bout You” hitmaker has yet to discuss the tragic news, but his friend, model Paris Brosnan, shared a heartfelt tribute on Instagram.

Paris shared a variety of photos of himself and Ryan and wrote: “To my brother, who was talented beyond belief, possessed a heart of gold, had an energy that was infectious, a smile & laugh that lifted everyone’s spirit, and was a loyal and authentic friend to anyone he knew.

“You were just getting started and prepared to point out the planet who you were. You were a pacesetter and you had an entire army of loyal soldiers behind you.

“Thank you for being there on behalf of me once I needed you most, many thanks for all the wild nights, many thanks for your music and every one the late-night studio sessions with Fray, many thanks for blessing us ALL together with your presence on this earth.

“I will carry you in my heart always. Until I see you again brother. Ryan Breaux forever & Zeek Bishop forever.”

DJ and producer Sango – who has remixed several of Frank’s tracks – also paid tribute on Twitter.

Death befalls Frank Ocean's brother.
He simply wrote: “Rest In Peace Ryan Breaux.”
And rapper MadeinTYO posted: “Ryan Breaux, you were an honest kid & always showed me, love. see you up top! pray for frank family (sic)”

Frank – whose real name is Christopher Edwin Breaux – wrote is 2011 song ‘Orion’ for his brother, encouraging him to not waste his youth and to cherish life.

And Ryan featured on his brother’s song ‘Futura Free’ – the closing track on his 2016 album ‘Blonde’ – during a conversation between him and Frank at the top of the nine-minute piece.