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Frank Ocean's younger brother Ryan Breaux reportedly dies in car accident, aged 18

The teenager was reportedly one of two men killed in a car accident in California on Sunday (2 August).

2020-08-04

Frank Ocean's younger brother Ryan Breaux has reportedly died in a car accident at the age of 18.

According to US media outlets, Breaux was one of two men killed when the car he was travelling in collided with the central reservation of a road in Thousand Oaks, California, on Sunday (2 August).

The other victim has been named locally as Ezekial Bishop, 20, the Thousand Oaks Acorn reports.

In a statment, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office said they were called to reports of a road traffic accident shortly after 1.30am on Sunday and found a vehicle "engulfed in flames" upon arrival.

Two male passengers inside the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene by the Ventura County Fire Department. 

Breaux, who was 14 years younger than Ocean (born Christoper Breaux), featured on the track 'Futura Free', from his Grammy Award-winning sibling's 2016 album Blonde.

The Breaux family is yet to comment on the reports of Ryan's death, but tributes have been paid online by those who knew him, including Paris Brosnan, the 19-year-old son of actor Pierce Brosnan.

"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,” Paris wrote on Instagram as he shared a series of images of the pair together.

 
 
 
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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.

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"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.”

He continued: "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 part.

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