A rep for the shattered country singer revealed in a statement to the media that the 3-year-old “died in a tragic drowning accident at home.”
“We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith,” Ganger posted on Facebook. “Following a tragic accident, and despite doctors’ best efforts, he was unable to be revived. Amber and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life.”
While he didn’t reveal any detail at the time, one of the last videos of the small boy, taken just days before his death, revealed a pond near the home, and the property was said to have a large pool. It’s not clear the exact location in which River died in.
The Williamson County Police Department did confirm to RadarOnline.com that their EMS and Fire Unit responded to a medical emergency call Wednesday night.
Among those offering their condolences was Morgan Beck, professional beach volleyball player and wife of Olympic skier Bode Miller. As RadarOnline.com readers remember, their 19-month-old daughter, Emeline Grier Miller, lovingly known as Emmy, passed away nearly exactly a year ago, on June 10, after falling into a pool at a neighbor’s backyard party in Orange County, Calif.
“My heart breaks,” Morgan shared on Instagram, next to a picture of Granger and River. “Another baby gone too soon.”
Granger, who has already canceled his show in Kansas City Thursday night, had a message for fans.
“Love the ones close to you,” he shared. “There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this.”