The accident is still being investigated, but police suspect speed was a factor. “The speed limit is north of 45 mph,” Deputy Wendell Campbell told KTLA. “It’s a nice big stretch of road, so sometimes people do pick up speed.” It hasn’t been reported who was driving the vehicle. While neither family members nor authorities have confirmed their identities, Ocean’s fans on the scene and on social media revealed that Breaux was one of the victims. Many expressed their condolences and shared tributes on social media.
Frank Ocean’s 19 year old younger brother “Ryan Breaux,” has passed away in a car accident lastnight pic.twitter.com/fuDc9KcinN— Complex Ambition (@ComplexAmbition) August 2, 2020
rip ryan breaux, you were so talented and funny, & you made my friends feel loved, and that means a lot. you gave out nothing but good energy. this shit is heartbreaking ? send all your love to ryans family, and tell your friends you love them. — elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) August 3, 2020
Ryan Breaux you was a good kid & always showed me love. see you up top ! pray for frank family broken hearted ? — MADE IN TOKYO ? (@madeintyo) August 2, 2020
I’m talking to Christopher Breaux, not exactly Frank Ocean. I’m speaking to the man and the brother not the artist I know and love so well.
I’m so sorry about your little brother Ryan, it’s not fair. I hope you and your mom someday find healing. For now, cry all you want. RIP?? — Samú (@SamkeloNdlovu) August 3, 2020
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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.