Frank Ocean's brother, Ryan Breaux and his friend Ezekial Bishop lost their lives in a car accident on August 2, in Thousand Oaks, California.
Ryan was only 18 years old, while his friend Ezekial, 20. As reported by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office in a statement, the accident occurred at 01:30 hours when the vehicle in which the two men were traveling left the road and hit a tree on Westlake Boulevard.
As reported by CBS, the car suffered serious damage and after the impact, it almost shrank by half size, so it is believed that the speeding had to do with the accident. In addition, they mentioned that it is not yet known who was behind the steering wheel.
The aforementioned outlet also reported that on Sunday, August 2, 2020, Breaux and Bishop's friends met near the scene of the accident to make a memorial for them.
Ryan Breaux and Ezekial Bishop were classmates at Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, California, according to Us Weekly. They both graduated in 2019.
The outlet indicates that Ezekial's father, Dijon Bishop, had also died in a car accident in January 2015.
When the news was broke, family and friends of both young adults turned to social media to pay respect for their death.
One of them was Paris Brosnan, son of actor Pierce Brosnan, who wrote on his Instagram account, “To my brother, who was talented beyond belief, possessed a heart of gold, had an energy that was infectious, a smile & laugh that lifted everyone’s spirit, and was a loyal and authentic friend to anyone he knew. You were just getting started and ready to show the world who you were. You were a leader and you had a whole army of loyal soldiers behind you. Thank you for being there for me when I needed you most, thank you for all the wild nights, thank you for your music and all the late night studio sessions with Fray, thank you for blessing us ALL with your presence on this earth. I will carry you in my heart always. Until I see you again brother. Ryan Breaux forever & Zeek Bishop forever.”
So far, singer Frank Ocean has not commented on what happened, even Us Weekly reported that they contacted his representative, but have not received a response.