Will Smith’s father, Willard Carroll Smith, Jr. passes away on November 7, 2016. The new about the same was shared by Will Smith’s ex-wife on social media portal, Instagram, where she posted a photograph and wrote: “We’re gonna miss you Daddio!” wrote Fletcher in a heartfelt tribute. “You lived & played by your own rules…you truly were 1 of a kind! You instilled discipline, and a work ethic that has created a legacy in your honor! (Pic left to right: Will Smith II; Will Smith III (Trey); Will Smith I (Daddio!) #RIPDaddio#donttellmetheresnothingyoucantdo#WillSMITH1.”
Smith in a short interview with Essence magazine said: “He kept me in line. He’d get this look that said, ‘One more step, Will, and it’ll get ugly.’ He was an independent businessman — he set up refrigeration in supermarkets — and he always provided for us. He’s a steady and positive figure in my life.”
Our deepest condolences to the smith family and we pray that may Willard Carroll Smith, Jr. rests in peace. He gave the greatest gifts to the world, a multi-talented and a noble actor like Will Smith.