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Frank Ocean’s younger brother dies in a car accident

Ryan Breaux, 18, reportedly died in the early hours of Sunday morning (August 2) after the car he was travelling in went off the road at Westlake Boulevard in California and crashed into a tree.

Police responded to reports of smoke in the area at around 1.30am near the Skelton Canyon Circle, but by the time they arrived, the car was engulfed in flames.The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Although the identities of the victims have not been officially confirmed, a memorial for Breaux and classmate Ezekial Bishop was held last night in Los Angeles as tributes to both men poured in.

Ocean’s early song ‘Orion’ was inspired by his younger brother and written in tribute to him. Breaux’s vocals also featured on Ocean’s seminal album Blonde, on which the younger brother sang on ‘Future Free’.

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