Frank Ocean's Teenage Brother Killed in Car Accident

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday August 3, 2020

Ryan Breaux, the 18-year-old brother out musician Frank Ocean was killed in a car accident on Sunday morning.

Authorities arrived on scene at approximately 1:30 a.m. in Westlake Village, Calif., where the car become fully engulfed by flames, CBS Los Angeles reports. The driver, Ezekiel "Zeek" Bishop, 20, and Breaux were pronounced dead at the scene.

Vulture reports that Breaux was known to Ocean fans as a source of information on the pop singer's activities, joking after his brother released the "Blond" album in 2016:

There has been reaction on social media to Breaux's death, notably by Paris Brosnan, son of actor Pierce Brosnan and friend of Breaux's:

And from Blonded, the Frank Ocean twitter fan page:

Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident. Ocean has yet to issue a public statement.

Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.

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