Country star Granger Smith's son, 3, dead after 'tragic accident'

Country singer Granger Smith's son, River Kelly, has died at the age of 3 "following a tragic accident."

Smith, who shared his son with wife, Amber, took to social media to "deliver unthinkable news" to his followers alongside a photo of him smiling with and embracing his late son.

"We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith. Following a tragic accident, and despite doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived," he started. "Amber and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life."

"Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father," he added.

Granger is also father to son, Lincoln Monarch, 5, and daughter, London, 7.

"Riv was special. Everyone that met him knew that immediately. The joy he brought to our lives cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts," he went on. "If there are words to say more, I cannot find them in this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this."

See photos of Granger Smith and his son:

Granger Smith and his son, River Kelly
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Granger Smith and his son, River Kelly
Happy Mother’s Day from all squinty-eyed 5 of us 😆❤️🌸 #thesmiths #partyof5 #mothersday2019
On to Kinder! Hello Summer! ☀️ 💦 🎢🏝 #prekgrad
Someone is 3 today! Happy birthday to our fearless, tractor and Lightening McQueen loving, red-headed, dare devil! He keeps us laughing, definitely keeps me on my toes, gives the best hugs and is as sweet as honey! We love our little Riv 💚🍩🧁 🚗 🚜 🎉
Enjoying daddy being home and Texas rain 🌧 #smithpartyof5
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Just sharing some cuteness for your Thursday night 😍🥰
Our Easter was a little crazy. The kids woke up way too early, had too much candy, fought and cried a lot today. I struggled. While everyone is posting their adorable Easter photos in matching attire, here is ours, in the woods, on the go cart Granger built for the kids today on no sleep. I ran out in the woods to take one as a family because I knew if I waited, there wouldn’t be one 😆. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! Bout to end this day with my husband, wine and Game of Thrones 🙌🏼💖✝️ #momlife #lovethem #easter2019
Celebrating London tonight. She was picked to have her self portrait displayed at the Georgetown library 🖍 🎨 #proudmama #createeveryday

The singer asked for people to donate to Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin, Texas, "in River's name" instead of sending any "flowers or gifts" because "the doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible."

His wife, Amber, also shared the devastating news on her Instagram account along with a selfie with her son, sharing essentially the same message as her husband, but adding that "nothing can prepare a mother to deliver this kind of news."

No more information is available at this time.

Following the couple's heartbreaking announcement, stars took to social media to pay their respects. See how celebrities reacted in the gallery below:

Country music stars react to the death of Granger Smith's son
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Country music stars react to the death of Granger Smith's son
Jason Aldean
Maren Morris
Thinking about you @GrangerSmith . love you man. so sorry to hear what you are going through. my listeners feel the…
Kane Brown
Danielle Bradbery
Rae Lynn
Jake Owen
Morgan Evans
Lauren Alaina
Carly Pearce
Josh Gracin
Thoughts and prayers with @GrangerSmith and his family 🙏🏻 Such a nice and humble guy every time I’ve ever been arou…

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