Frank Ocean’s 18-year-old brother Ryan Breaux has died, reports tell.
The teenager was involved in a car accident that took place in the early hours of Sunday morning on Westlake Boulevard in Thousand Oaks, California, killing both Ryan and a friend, according to ABC 7.
Ventura County Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle traffic collision at around 1:33 am.
Frank Ocean’s 18-year-old brother and a second young man were both killed early Sunday when a car they were riding in crashed into a tree and went up in flames in Southern California, according to a local report.
Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene to discover the car fully engulfed in flames, the department said.
The two occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. It wasn’t immediately clear who was behind the wheel or what caused the fiery crash.
The victims — both members of the Oaks Christian High School Class of 2019 — had been driving south near Skelton Canyon when their car left the road and smashed into a tree in the center median.
Speed could have been a factor, authorities said.
“The speed limit is north of 45 mph,” Deputy Wendell Campbell told KTLA. “It’s a nice big stretch of road, so sometimes people do pick up speed.”
When officials arrived, the vehicle had been fully engulfed in flames and two occupants were pronounced dead at the scene.
The vehicle was severely damaged and hit a tree before getting cut in half on impact.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash.
Hitmaker Frank – real name Christopher Edwin Breaux – is yet to confirm or commented on his brother’s reported death.
Fans of the singer have taken to social media to share their sadness at the tragic news.
One penned: “Rest In Peace to Frank Ocean’s little brother, Ryan Breaux. May his soul rest in heaven and my prayers go to Ryan’s family.”
God rest his soul, my condolences to Frank & his family.”