Frank Ocean’s brother, Ryan Breaux, is dead at 18

Frank Ocean's brother, Ryan, hit a tree while driving a Tesla

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Grammy award-winning musician and producer, Frank Ocean‘s brother, Ryan Breaux, 18, has passed away alongside Ezekial (Zeek) Bishop, 20, who is said to be his classmate.

Breaux died in a car crash near Skelton Canyon Circle in Thousand Oaks, California. The fatal crash happened around 1:30 a.m., with the fire department arriving at the scene soon after, according to Acorn.

The two were driving in a Tesla which was consumed by flames, according to the sheriff’s office. Both passengers were pronounced dead on the scene and it was not currently clear who was driving the car.

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In the sheriff’s initial investigation, it was determined that the Tesla was approaching Skelton Canyon when the car left the road and collided with a tree in the center median, according to a statement released this morning. 

Many friends and classmates took to Twitter to confirm the news and mourn the death of their friends.

According to Clash Music, Ocean and his brother were extremely close. Breaux was a vocal supporter of his brother on social media.

The cause of the crash is currently being investigated and officials are calling all witnesses. Wendell Campbell , Ventura County sheriff deputy, says that the crash may have been caused by speeding. The road they were on has a speed limit of 45, according to KTLA.

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