Heartbreaking news has emerged that hip hop star Frank Ocean's younger brother, Ryan Breaux, has tragically died aged eighteen.
Authorities have now spoken out following his death.
For those who don't know, older brother Frank Ocean burst onto the music scene nearly a decade ago.
Although, his career didn't begin with writing music for himself.
Things began to really ramp up when he joined the hip-hop collective, Odd Future, in 2008.
And it wasn't long before he hit the charts with his own music.
via: Odd FutureHis breakout mixtape, nostalgia, ULTRA, achieved widespread critical acclaim.
He went against his record label at the time...
via: Getty ImagesHe released the tracks as a free download on his Tumblr site, without Def Jam’s knowledge - claiming that his move came because the label had not been supportive of his efforts after signing him.
The self-released mixtape put him on the path for a lucrative, chart-topping career.
By this point, he had begun to repair his relationship with Def Jam.
Within hours of its release...
via: AmazonIt shot to number 1 on the Top Albums chart, and most notably, went on to bag the 2013 Grammy Award for best urban contemporary album.
The album was met with near-universal critical acclaim.And of course, we can't forget that it gave us the smash hit single "Thinkin' Bout You."
4 years after the landmark Channel orange, Ocean dropped Blond in 2016.
In fact, it remains one of his most popular works.
Today, however, some devastating news has surfaced.
Reports say that the Ventura County Fire Department was called to an incident in the early hours on Sunday morning.responded to a single-vehicle traffic collision at around 1:33 am.
When the authorities arrived on the scene, the car was said to be engulfed in flames.
In a press release, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office revealed more details on the crash.
The statement continued:
While the victims have been named on social media...
As news of the tragedy spread...
Frank Ocean fans have been taking to social media to pay tribute to the teen.
deadass just seen the news about frank oceans little brother and I’m sitting here crying because he was so young an… https://t.co/xpkDDh9YPo— jas 🦋 (@jas 🦋)1596445947.0
The news came as a huge shock to everyone.
"Rip Ryan Breaux, you were so talented and funny, & you made my friends feel loved, and that means a lot. you gave out nothing but good energy. this s**t is heartbreaking."
And here I thought frank ocean was trending cause he dropped a new song or sum smh Rip to his little brother man 😢… https://t.co/TPIE91Xh4w— Finesse God (@Finesse God)1596445697.0
Several of Breaux's friends have been paying tribute.
via: InstagramEveryone has been left heartbroken by this tragic loss.
One friend remembered him as a "genuinely sweet soul."
And sent their condolences to his family.
Completely crushed to hear of the passing of Ryan Breaux. For those of you who never knew of him or got to meet him… https://t.co/2lC9vfcwcW— ELON (@ELON)1596446673.0
Authorities are currently still investigating the cause of the crash.
Ocean is yet to comment on his brother's tragic death.
RIP to Ryan Breaux. I know from experience there's nothing worse than losing your younger sibling, the one you supp… https://t.co/VPbkFLLELO— so....what now? (@so....what now?)1596446570.0