Will Smith’s father Willard Carroll Smith Sr., has passed away…. The actor’s ex-wife Sheree Fletcher, announced the news on Instagram on Monday night.
We're gonna miss you Daddio! 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, 48, was married to Fletcher from 1992 to 1995. They share a son, Trey, who is 23.
Willard, a refrigeration specialist, and Smith’s mother Caroline Bright raised the Oscar winner and his three siblings in West Philadelphia. Willard and Bright divorced in 2000.