Ruben Studdard is mourning the death of his big brother, Kevin Studdard.

The “American Idol” season two winner announced his brother’s passing in a heartfelt message on Memorial Day.

I thank God for giving me the Best Big Brother ever!!!

He has always had my back and looked out for me . He always told me what i needed to hear even when i didn’t want to listen.

I love you my kind sweet brother and i will miss you everyday. #RIH I Love you so much @studslife

Kevin’s cause of death has not been disclosed.

My sincerest condolences to Ruben and his family during this difficult time.


Ruben expressed his gratitude for the outpouring of love and support. He also provided info about Kevin’s funeral service.