B. Smitha hip-hop and R&B artist, passed away on November 17 at the age of 28. Denzil Smyth, Smyth’s brother, announced his death on social media on Nov. 17. He shared a video with the caption:
“I hate to tell you that my brother passed away this morning from respiratory problems after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.” My brother was overjoyed to see so many of you take on challenges to his latest released song #Twerkoholic part 2 while he was in ICU; it made him extremely happy.
Denzil then thanked everyone for their love and support over the years on behalf of his brother and family. He ended by saying:
“We want privacy in these difficult times.” We also want to express our gratitude for all your prayers. #RIPBSMYTH “Love you, mate!”
B. Smyth died of pulmonary fibrosis.
B. Smyth’s brother discovered he had pulmonary fibrosis, which caused his death. It has been revealed that Smyth was in intensive care before his death. However, his medical history is not available, therefore it is uncertain when he was diagnosed with the disease. Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease in which tissues become damaged and scarred. The swollen and stiff tissue makes it difficult for the lungs to function normally, and as the condition progresses, breathing becomes more difficult.
While there is no cure for the lung damage caused by pulmonary fibrosis, medications and treatments can help ease symptoms. People can also choose to get a lung transplant. Shortness of breath, dry cough, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, aching muscles and joints, and enlargement and rounding of the tips of the fingers and toes are common indications and symptoms of the condition. Prolonged exposure to toxins and pollutants such as silica dust, asbestos fibers, carbide dust, coal dust, grain dust, and bird and animal droppings can cause this. Age, smoking, occupations such as mining, farming, construction, cancer therapies, and hereditary factors can all make someone an easy target for the disease.
B. Smyth was known for his hit songs.
Born on March 12, 1994, B. Smyth began his music career by posting renditions of various songs on YouTube. His style is often compared to that of Chris Brown and Usher. In 2012 he got a record deal with Motown Records and his debut song Leggo was released the following year. The Florida Files EP, Smyth’s debut EP, was released in October 2013.
Smyth left Motown Records and went on to work for ByStorm Entertainment and RCA Records. Creep, his next track, was released in December 2015.