Heartbreaking news this morning as we learn that Will Smith‘s father, Willard Carroll Smith, Jr., has passed away.
There aren’t too many details on the situation, but Will’s ex-wife Sheree Fletcher, posted a tribute to her former father-in-law on Instagram on Monday.
The two were married from 1992 to 1995.
The picture was of Will and his father with Sheree and Will’s son, Trey, who is now 23.
The caption read, “We’re gonna miss you Daddio! You lived & played by your own rules…you truly were 1 of a kind… You instilled discipline, and a work ethic that has created a legacy in your honor!”
Will has always been very open about his relationship with his father and had spoken that his father inspired him to be involved in his children’s lives.
He said, “I look at my father and how he was able to keep four kids fed and clothed and still managed to find time to spend with us.”
Will has yet to publicly comment on his fathers passing.
Our thoughts go out to the whole family during this time.