How Did Frank Ocean Brother, Ryan Breaux Pass Away? A Tragic Loss for the Music Star

Frank Ocean
Late Ryan Breaux’s brother Frank Ocean

 

Frank Ocean stands as one of the most revered and impactful artists in contemporary times, celebrated for his groundbreaking albums Channel Orange and Blonde.

Beneath the success, though, is a personal tragedy that has profoundly affected his world: the passing of Ryan Breaux.

Ryan Breaux, a mere 18 years old, lost his life in a car accident in Thousand Oaks, California, on August 2, 2020, alongside his friend Ezekial Bishop, 20, who also perished in the crash.

Both graduates of Oaks Christian School, the two had promising futures ahead of them.

This piece delves into the circumstances surrounding Frank Ocean’s brother’s demise, the events leading to his death, and how his family and friends have coped with this irreparable loss.

In this article, we’ll explore the tributes and memories shared by those who were close to him.

What happened to Frank Ocean’s brother?

As per official reports, the fatal collision involving Ryan Breaux and Ezekial Bishop occurred around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2020.

The car they were in took a sharp turn and hit a tree in the middle of the median.

Tragically, the car was engulfed in flames by the time emergency services arrived, and both occupants were pronounced dead at the scene by the Ventura County Fire Department.

While the investigation into the crash’s cause is ongoing, speed is being considered a contributing factor, according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy Wendell Campbell.

He noted that the road where the accident occurred is a lengthy stretch, and speeding is not uncommon.

Frank Ocean's younger brother, 18, 'dies in fiery car collision with tree  early Sunday' | Daily Mail OnlineDaily Mail
dies in fiery car collision ...
Frank Ocean's Brother Ryan Breaux, 18, Killed in Car Accident: Report

People
Frank Ocean's Brother Ryan Breaux, 18 ...
Frank Ocean's younger brother has reportedly died in a car crash | BANG  Showbiz English

Nordot
reportedly died in a car crash ...
Morbid Knowledge on X: "Frank Ocean sitting on a curb at the scene of the  car crash that caused the death of his 18-year-old brother Ryan Breaux in  2020. https://t.co/t02GsX7uls" / X

X.com
Frank Ocean sitting on a curb ...
Frank Ocean's Younger Brother Ryan Breaux Reportedly Killed In Crash  Alongside Classmate Ezekial Bishop - CBS Los Angeles

CBS News
Younger Brother Ryan Breaux ...
Frank Ocean's Younger Brother Ryan Breaux Reportedly Killed In Crash  Alongside Classmate Zeek Bishop - YouTube

YouTube
Younger Brother Ryan Breaux ...
Frank Ocean's younger brother, 18, 'dies in fiery car collision with tree  early Sunday' | Daily Mail Online

Daily Mail
dies in fiery car collision ...
Frank ocean brother Ryan Breaux: Paris Brosnan, oda musicians pay tribute  to di ogbonge American singer sibling - BBC News Pidgin

BBC
Frank ocean brother Ryan Breaux: Paris ...
Victims in Thousand Oaks crash identified as CSUN athlete, brother of  singer Frank Ocean, friends say - ABC7 Los Angeles

ABC7
Victims in Thousand Oaks crash ...
Frank Ocean's younger brother Ryan Breaux reportedly killed in car crash |  The FADER

The Fader
reportedly killed in car crash ...
Singer Frank Ocean's Teen Brother Ryan Breaux Dies In A Car Crash

Koimoi
Teen Brother Ryan Breaux Dies ...
Frank Ocean's Brother Ryan Breaux Dead at 18 in Car Crash

E! News
Brother Ryan Breaux Dead at 18 in Car Crash
Frank Ocean's brother Ryan Breaux, 18, reportedly dies in car crash -  Capital XTRA

Capital XTRA
Frank Ocean's brother Ryan Breaux, 18 ...
X 上的JZA:「Pretty sure that's Frank Ocean grieving for his brother. That's  definitely his porsche. https://t.co/ngqCby69aK」 / X

X.com
Pretty sure that's Frank Ocean grieving ...
Frank Ocean's Brother Ryan Breaux Dead at 18 After Car Accident | Us Weekly

Us Weekly
Frank Ocean's Brother Ryan Breaux Dead ...
Frank Ocean Mom Mourns Ryan Breaux After Death

Refinery29
Frank Ocean Mom Mourns Ryan Breaux ...
Crash killing Oaks Christian graduates involved high speeds

Ventura County Star
Crash killing Oaks Christian graduates ...
Frank Ocean's brother dead: Musician's sibling Ryan Breaux, 18, dies in car  accident | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV | Express.co.uk

Daily Express
dies in car accident ...
Frank Ocean's younger brother Ryan Breaux dies in car accident

Gay Times
younger brother Ryan Breaux dies ...
Related searches

curb frank ocean brother accident

sitting frank ocean car accident

curb frank ocean brother car accident
Frank Ocean's younger brother, Ryan Breaux killed in car crash

Linda Ikeji's Blog
younger brother, Ryan Breaux killed ...
Frank Ocean's Mother Remembers His Younger Brother, Ryan Breaux, After His  Tragic Death - theJasmineBRAND

theJasmineBRAND
Younger Brother, Ryan Breaux ...
California crash kills Frank Ocean's teen brother, Cal State student

The Mercury News
California crash kills Frank Ocean's ...
Singer Frank Ocean's 'teen brother dies in fiery crash after car hit tree'  | The Sun

The Sun
teen brother dies in fiery crash ...
Frank Ocean's teen brother, Ryan Breaux, believed to have been killed in  Thousand Oaks car crash | KTLA

KTLA
Frank Ocean's teen brother, Ryan Breaux ...
Frank Ocean's younger brother, 18, 'dies in fiery car collision with tree  early Sunday' | Daily Mail Online

Daily Mail
dies in fiery car collision ...
Frank Ocean's Brother, Ryan Breaux, Reportedly Killed in a Car Accident |  Teen Vogue

Teen Vogue
Brother, Ryan Breaux, Reportedly Killed ...
CSUN track athlete Ezekial Bishop dead after car accident, alongside Frank  Ocean's brother Ryan Breaux – Daily Sundial

Daily Sundial - CSUN
CSUN track athlete Ezekial Bishop dead ...
Frank Ocean's brother dead: Musician's sibling Ryan Breaux, 18, dies in car  accident | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV | Express.co.uk

Daily Express
dies in car accident ...
Frank Ocean's brother dead: musician's 18-year-old sibling killed in tragic  car accident - Mirror Online

The Mirror
sibling killed in tragic car accident ...
216TheBeat - Frank Ocean's little brother Ryan Breaux passed away in a car  accident earlier yesterday morning. - Thoughts and prayers going to Frank  Ocean and his family at this time. 🙏🏽💔 | Facebook

Facebook
brother Ryan Breaux passed away ...
Frank Ocean's brother Ryan Breaux, 18, reportedly dies in car crash -  Capital XTRA

Capital XTRA
Frank Ocean's brother Ryan Breaux, 18 ...
Kollege Kidd on X: "Frank Ocean's younger brother Ryan Breaux died today in  a car accident https://t.co/QQ6MbqRn3i" / X

X.com
younger brother Ryan Breaux died ...
Frank Ocean: What happened to Frank Ocean's brother? Singer's heartfelt  Coachella speech leaves fans emotional

Sportskeeda
Frank Ocean: What happened to Frank ...
Frank Oceans brother passed away in a car accident this morning. RIP R... |  futura free frank ocean | TikTok

TikTok
Frank Oceans brother passed away in a ...
Frank Ocean's Brother Ryan Breaux, 18, Killed in Car Accident: Report

People
Frank Ocean's Brother Ryan Breaux, 18 ...
Who Is Ryan Breaux? 5 Things About Frank Ocean's Brother Who Died –  Hollywood Life

Hollywood Life
Who Is Ryan Breaux? 5 Things About ...
The Line of Best Fit
brother dies in car accident ...
YouTube
Brother Ryan Breaux ...
StyleCaster
Ryan Breaux ...
Hypebeast
Younger Brother Ryan Breaux Death ...
Okayplayer
Frank Ocean Unpacks His Grief in New 9 ...
Linda Ikeji's Blog
younger brother, Ryan Breaux killed ...
Los Angeles Daily News
Crash kills CSUN athlete and brother of ...
Related searches
frank ocean brother curb
frank ocean sitting on curb
frank ocean brother news
Wait while more content is being loaded

YouTube

Ryan Breaux, Frank Ocean's Brother, Among Two Dead After Fiery Crash In  Westlake Village - YouTube
Frank Ocean’s younger brother, 18, ‘dies in a fiery car collision with a tree early Sunday’ | Daily Mail Online

How Did Frank Ocean and His Family React to the News?

Frank Ocean has not publicly addressed his brother’s death, but his mother, Katonya Breaux, confirmed the tragic news on Instagram.

Sharing a photo of her sons as children, she captioned it with “God bless you both in heaven” and thanked followers for their prayers while requesting respect for the family’s privacy during this difficult time.

Frank Ocean’s sister, Ashley “Nikkii” Ellison, also paid tribute on Instagram, expressing her desire for one last hug and declaring eternal love for her brother.

She shared a video of Ryan dancing and smiling, reminiscing about the best brother she could have asked for.

Known for his close relationship with his siblings, Ryan Breaux often accompanied Frank Ocean to events and festivals.

He even featured on Frank Ocean’s album Blonde, contributing to the track “Futura Free” by answering questions about his life and dreams.

READ ALSO:

How Did Ryan Breaux’s Friends and Fans Honor His Memory?

Devastated by Ryan’s untimely demise, friends and fans gathered at the crash site to pay their respects, leaving flowers, candles, and balloons.

Social media has become a platform for expressing grief and sharing memories.

Paris Brosnan, son of actor Pierce Brosnan and a friend of Ryan’s, organized a memorial service at Zuma Beach, attended by hundreds who released white doves into the sky.

Travis “Taco” Bennett, a member of the hip-hop collective Odd Future, posted a heartfelt tribute on Instagram, recalling Ryan as one of the coolest, nicest, and funniest people he ever met.

With a significant social media following, Ryan Breaux’s posts about his interests and aspirations drew condolences and admiration from fans.

Passionate about music, photography, and fashion, he had plans to attend San Francisco State University in the fall of 2020.

Conclusion

In the memory of Frank Ocean Brother Ryan Breaux,  a young man with a vibrant and beautiful soul, this tragic loss resonates deeply with his family, friends, and fans.

Beyond being recognized as Frank Ocean’s brother, he was a son, a brother, a friend, and a shining individual. Rest in peace, Ryan Breaux; you are loved and sorely missed.

Leave a Comment