The Father Of Actor Will Smith (Willard Carroll Smith Sr.) Has Past Away
|The Father Of Actor Will Smith (Willard Carroll Smith Sr.) Has Past Away|
Affectionately referred to as “Daddio,” Smith Sr. played a pivotal role in Mr. Fresh Prince’s life. In an interview with Reader’s Digest, he said, “I told my parents I wanted to rap.
They said, ‘Rap?’ My mother graduated from Carnegie Mellon. She thought college was the only way. My father could kind of see doing something differently.
We agreed that I would take a year making music, and if it did not work out, I would go to college. That year we won the first Grammy given to a rap artist.”
“I look at my father and how he was able to keep four kids fed and clothed and still managed to find time to spend with us,” he said. Smith Sr.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
worked as a refrigerator engineer in West Philadelphia. He and his wife, Caroline Bright had four children. The couple divorced in 2000.