Frank Ocean's 18 Year Old Brother Passes Away

Published August 3rd, 2020 - 06:58 GMT
Ocean's real name is Christopher Edwin Breaux
Ocean's real name is Christopher Edwin Breaux
Authorities said two people died in the car crash at about 1.30am Sunday

Musician and producer Frank Ocean's younger brother, Ryan Breaux, is reported to have died in a car crash in California early Sunday. 

Two people died in a single-car collision in Thousand Oaks, California, just about 1.30am, according to ABC 7. 

Although neither the news network nor authorities have named the people who died, influencer B Scott reported that the victims were Ocean's 18-year-old brother, Breaux, and Breaux's friend, Zeek. 

Friends have been leaving messages of condolences on Breaux's last social media posts as well as posting remembrances on their own accounts. 

According to the initial investigation, the car they were traveling in appeared to have gone off the road and then collided with a tree in the center median, striking it with enough force to rip the car in half, ABC 7 said. 

The car was in flames when Ventura County sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene. 

The Ventura County Fire Department pronounced both people inside the car dead at the scene.  

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash.  

Ventura County sheriff’s Deputy Wendell Campbell has speculated that speed might've been involved in the crash, however. 

'The speed limit is north of 45 mph,' Campbell told KTLA, noting that the location where the accident occurred is 'a nice big stretch of road, so sometimes people do pick up speed.' 

Breaux's last tweet was posted on August 1, reading 'only doing entanglements in 2020.' 

His last Instagram photo was a shot of him inside a car, dated July 24, with the caption 'windy city.' 

Ocean - born Christopher Edwin Breaux - has not confirmed or commented on Breaux's reported death yet. 

Breaux's voice can be heard in an interview that appears at the end of the track Futura Free on Ocean's 2016 Blond album. 

Police are asking that anyone who has information about the car accident call Senior Deputy Dan Ambarian at 805-494-8245.

© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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