Will Smith‘s father, Willard Carroll Smith, Sr., has passed away according to the actor’s ex-wife.

Sheree Fletcher took to social media to post a special tribute to her ex-father-in-law, where she credited him for creating a great legacy.

Will has not publicly addressed his father’s passing as I’m sure he is still dealing with such a devastating loss and would like privacy.

My love and prayers are extended to the Smith family during this difficult time.