Granger Smith

Granger Smith with his late son River Kelly Smith

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -- Country recording artist Granger Smith announced online that his son had passed away due to a tragic accident.

In the post, Smith did not specify as to the nature of the accident, but said that despite doctor's best efforts, their 3-year-old son River Kelly Smith was unable to be revived.

Late Thursday afternoon, Smith's representatives confirmed to a News4 sister property that the cause of death was by drowning in their pool at home.

He and his wife Amber said their goodbyes, and have elected to donate their son's organs to other children. 

Their family is devastated, and Smith said that the light River brought to their lives will forever be in their hearts. 

The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers or gifts, that donations in River Kelly Smith's name be made to Dell Children's Medical Center, 4900 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723. 

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