Tragic news for Frank Ocean and his family. The singer’s younger brother, Ryan Breaux, was killed in a fiery car crash over the weekend. Breaux was just 18-years-old.
The car accident occurred early Sunday morning in Thousand Oaks, CA. The crash left two people dead, although authorities have yet to identify the victims. According to the LA Times:
The Thousand Oaks Police Department and Ventura County Fire Department responded about 1:30 a.m. Sunday to a crash at Westlake Boulevard, north of Skelton Canyon Circle. The vehicle was on fire, and two people inside were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.
Understandably, Frank has yet to speak out on loosing his brother, but the news was confirmed by Paris Brosnan (the son of actor Pierce Brosnan) who was a close friend of Ryan’s.
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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 ready to show the world who you were. You were a leader and you had a whole army of loyal soldiers behind you. Thank you for being there for me when I needed you most, thank you for all the wild nights, thank you for your music and all the late night studio sessions with Fray, thank you for blessing us ALL 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.
The second victim, as confirmed by Cal State Northridge, was Ezekial Bishop, a track and field student-athlete who enrolled in the university for the spring 2020 semester.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of Ezekial’s passing,” athletic director Mike Izzi said in a post on the school’s website. “Any loss of life is tragic, and to lose someone so young is absolutely heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ezekial’s family at this extremely difficult time.”
Sending prayers to both families.