Frank Ocean’s Younger Brother, Ryan Breaux, Allegedly Killed in an Automobile Accident
The singer-songwriter’s 18-year-old brother was reportedly killed in a car accident on Sunday, August 2.
According to reports, the introspective songwriter’s younger brother, Ryan Breaux, was a victim of a recent car crash. Early Sunday morning, around 1:30 a.m., two teenage boys reportedly passed in a tragic car accident in Thousand Oaks, California.
Lol this wasn’t planned pic.twitter.com/xUoO37OqMK
— Ryan Breaux (@rryanbreaux) December 12, 2015
Cal State Northridge also identified one of the two victims as Ezekial “Zeek” Bishop, a star student-athlete and recent Oaks Christian School graduate.
Deputies responded to a call of smoke in the area around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning near Skelton Canyon Circle. Friends confirmed to CBS2/KCAL9 that the victims were Ryan Breaux and Ezekial “Zeek” Bishop. A memorial was held nearby tonight. https://t.co/8DhV0wpyx1
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) August 3, 2020
The Athletic director at Oaks Christian, Mike Izzi, posted a poignant statement on the school’s website addressing Bishop’s death,“We are deeply saddened to hear of Ezekial’s passing…Any loss of life is tragic, and to lose someone so young is absolutely heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ezekial’s family at this extremely difficult time.”
My life changed this morning, got the phone call no coach ever wants to get.
Rest In Peace, Zeek!
Ezekial David Bishop
July 30, 2000 – August 2, 2020
— Jacob Yowell (@OG_CoachY) August 3, 2020
Neither family members nor authorities have confirmed Breaux’s identity; however the 18-year-old’s peers pronounced him dead and flooded social media with touching condolence posts.
We Honor Ezekial Bishop https://t.co/UFxAtxQOWY
— Liv (@olivialauren_21) August 4, 2020
The Grammy Award-winning singer, whose real name is Christopher Breaux, has yet to corroborate the facts of the case or issue a public statement addressing the alleged crash or loss of his brother.
Prayers up 🙏🏾
Rest In Peace Ryan Breaux and Ezekiel Bishop 🙏🏾 https://t.co/ZaZAmNU8Dg
— HOT 97 (@HOT97) August 3, 2020
We anxiously await answers from authorities and send warmth and strength to Bishop’s family and friends.