Country singer Granger Smith's 3-year-old son dies in drowning accident

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Granger Smith visited with KAKE's Morgan Mobley and Brianne Smith when he stopped in Wichita for Riverfest on Sunday, June 3, 2019. Granger Smith visited with KAKE's Morgan Mobley and Brianne Smith when he stopped in Wichita for Riverfest on Sunday, June 3, 2019.
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Just days after performing at the Wichita River Festival, country music star Granger Smith says his youngest son has died in a "tragic accident."

The singer said on Facebook just before 1 p.m. Thursday that his youngest son River had died “despite doctor’s best efforts" to revive him. The boy turned 3 on May 16. 

A representative for Smith later confirmed to ABC News that the child had drowned at the family's home.

"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," said Granger, who is also father to a 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter. 

Granger canceled his Thursday night show in Kansas City.

The couple is asking in lieu of flowers or gifts, that people send donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name.

“Riv was special,” he said. “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.”

Granger performed at Wichita Riverfest on Sunday, saying he enjoyed the food and the people. 

"I love Kansas people," he told KAKE News before the show. "We're from Texas and Kansas was one of the first states outside of my home state that accepted my music early on. They're still some of my favorite fans."

In wake of the tragic news, many country stars have taken to social media to show their support for the Smith family.

Commenting on Smith's post, Jason Aldean wrote, "I cant imagine what y’all are going thru. Praying for u and ur family brother. We are heartbroken for u guys."

Added Luke Bryan: "Many prayers. So sorry."

Jake Owen noted, "Man I’m am so sorry to hear this for you and your family. You are such a great, hardworking, kind human being and I know how much your family means to you. Wow. I can’t imagine what y’all are going through. Prayers to you and your family," and Maren Morris commented, "I am so, so sorry. Thinking of you and your family at this time."

ABC News contributed to this report.

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