Will Smith‘s father, Willard Carroll Smith, Jr., has died.
Smith’s ex-wife Sheree Fletcher, whom the actor was married to from 1992 to 1995, posted a tribute to her former father-in-law on Instagram Monday.
“We’re gonna miss you Daddio! You lived & played by your own rules…you truly were 1 of a kind!,” Fletcher writes. “You instilled discipline, and a work ethic that has created a legacy in your honor!”
She included a photo of Will and his father alongside her son with the actor, Trey, now 23.
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
Will has yet to publicly comment.
“I look at my father and how he was able to keep four kids fed and clothed and still managed to find time to spend with us,” Will said.
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The actor grew up with his dad, the owner of a refrigeration firm, mom Caroline, and three siblings in West Philadelphia.