Condolences to Will Smith on the loss of his father Willard Carroll Smith, Sr.
“Dad was tough but not tyrannical,” Smith said in an interview with Essence magazine. “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.”
Smith’s ex-wife Sheree Fletcher shared the news of the elder Smith’s passing last night on Instagram.