Will Smith's dad, Willard Carroll Smith Sr., has died, according to the actor's ex-wife, Sheree Zampino.
She announced the news via Instagram on Monday with a throwback photo of Will and his late father posing with the former couple's now 23-year-old son, Trey.
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We're gonna miss you Daddio! You lived & played by your own rules…you truly were 1 of a kind! You instilled discipline, and a work ethic that has created a legacy in your honor! (Pic left to right: Will Smith II; Will Smith III (Trey); Will Smith I (Daddio!) #RIPDaddio #donttellmetheresnothingyoucantdo #WillSMITH1
"We're gonna miss you, Daddio! You lived and played by your own rules… you truly were one of a kind! You instilled discipline, and a work ethic that has created a legacy in your honor!" the 48-year-old captioned the pic.
Will and Sheree were previously married from 1992 until 1995, and welcomed Trey in November 1992. The I, Robot star wed Jada Pinkett Smith in 1997, and the happy couple is parents to son Jaden, 18, and daughter Willow, 16.
Our thoughts are with Will and his family during this difficult time.