Frank Ocean is mourning the loss of his brother.
On Sunday, the artist’s 18-year-old brother Ryan Breaux and classmate Ezekial “Zeek” Bishop died in a car accident in Thousand Oaks, Cal., according to CBS Los Angeles.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office announced in a press conference that Breaux and Bishop “appeared to leave the roadway and collide[d] with a tree in the centre median” at approximately 1:30 a.m.
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“Upon arrival, deputies discovered the vehicle engulfed in flames,” the sheriff’s office said. “The two occupants of the vehicle were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ventura County Fire Department.”
It was not clear who was driving the vehicle, but authorities said that speed appeared to have played a role in the accident.
Breaux and Bishop graduated together in 2019 from Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, Cal.
Pierce Brosnan’s son Paris paid tribute to Breaux in a post on Instagram, writing, “To my brother, who was talented beyond belief, possessed a heart of gold, had an energy that was infectious, a smile & laugh that lifted everyone’s spirit, and was a loyal and authentic friend to anyone he knew.”
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To my brother, who was talented beyond belief, possessed a heart of gold, had an energy that was infectious, a smile & laugh that lifted everyone’s spirit, and was a loyal and authentic friend to anyone he knew. You were just getting started and ready to show the world who you were. You were a leader and you had a whole army of loyal soldiers behind you. Thank you for being there for me when I needed you most, thank you for all the wild nights, thank you for your music and all the late night studio sessions with Fray, thank you for blessing us ALL with your presence on this earth. I will carry you in my heart always. Until I see you again brother. Ryan Breaux forever & Zeek Bishop forever.