We express our condolences to the late great actor Will Smith’s family…

Will Smith’s dad, Willard Carroll Smith Sr., a famous actor, has passed away. His ex-wife, Sheree Fletcher, confirmed his demise.

He is cited as stating, “I felt my father would murder me,” when asked about his dread of his father if he ever used narcotics. Literally.’

Will has also lauded his father in the past, calling him a “stable and positive role” in his life. Dad was strict but not despotic, he once remarked.

“He held me in check.” One more step, Will, and it’ll turn ugly, he’d look like.

He always provided for us and was a self-employed businessman who installed refrigeration in supermarkets.

He is a dependable and uplifting presence in my life.