A police report has revealed that the late father of pre-teen Everleigh Rose, Tommy Smith, has passed away from an accidental fentanyl overdose, five months after his sudden death at age 29, sending shockwaves across the internet.
Everleigh’s mother, Savannah LaBrant, 29, first confirmed the devastating news via Instagram on September 14, as she asked her followers to ‘pray’ for her 10-year-old daughter amid the tragic loss.
Now, the Orange County sheriff’s coroner said Tommy died of an accidental overdose due to acute fentanyl poisoning at People magazine, adding that while the cause of death has been confirmed, the case still remains open.
Savannah dated Tommy from 2012 to 2016 and gave birth to Everleigh in December 2012.
Police have revealed that influential tween Everleigh Rose’s late father, Tommy Smith, has died of an accidental fentanyl overdose, five months after her sudden death at age 29.
Everleigh’s mother, Savannah LaBrant, 29, shared the devastating news via Instagram on September 14, as she asked her followers to ‘pray’ for her 10-year-old daughter in the midst of loss.
Now, the Orange County sheriff’s coroner confirmed to People magazine that Tommy died of an accidental overdose due to acute fentanyl poisoning, but said the case is still open.
“Our hearts are incredibly heavy as we process the loss of Everleigh’s father, Tommy. He loved Everleigh immensely,” Savannah wrote in September, along with a touching photo of the couple.
Savannah (seen with Everleigh) dated Tommy from 2012 to 2016 and gave birth to Everleigh in December 2012.
As we navigate this difficult time, we kindly ask for privacy so that our family can continue to love Ev, pray, and grieve with her. Her prayers for Everleigh are greatly appreciated.’
Savannah married YouTube star Cole LaBrant in July 2017, and together they welcomed three more children: Posie, four, Zealand, two, and Sunday, eight months.
The couple have become known online for sharing videos of their daily lives with their four children and have amassed 13.1 million YouTube subscribers and 29.6 million TikTok followers.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin.
It was created to treat cancer, but it is often taken for recreational use, as well as added to drugs like cocaine or heroin to increase their potency or make them more profitable.
According Drug Abuse Statistics.orgless than 0.07 ounces of fentanyl causes certain death, and the drug is a factor in 53 percent of drug overdoses.
Tommy’s girlfriend, Courtney Santaella, also posted a touching tribute to the father-of-one at the time, writing that his heart was “broken in a million pieces.”
Savannah married YouTube star Cole LaBrant in July 2017 and together they welcomed three more children: Posie, four, Zealand, two, and Sunday (not pictured), eight months.
Tommy’s girlfriend, Courtney Santaella (seen with him and Everleigh), also posted a touching tribute to the father-of-one at the time, writing that his heart was “broken in a million pieces.”
“I feel numb and can’t think of any other words to say except that I wish this was a horrible nightmare,” she wrote.
She said she wouldn’t be “the woman she is today without Tommy,” adding that she will be “forever grateful” for the “incredible memories” they created together.
‘What I do know for sure is that I would not be the woman I am today without you. You taught me so much and I will always be grateful that you came into my life and that we were able to make so many amazing memories together.
‘I will cherish them and keep them very close to my heart for the rest of my life. I know that now you are dancing and telling jokes in heaven.
A month after her death, Savannah gave an update on how Everleigh was doing via Instagram.
She said that while it’s been “difficult,” they were in the process of “transitioning to a new normal.”
“Every day, the grieving process can be unpredictable, especially for a child. As parents, we long to heal and fix,” she explained.
“With prayer and reflection, we have come to realize that all we can do is love, support, and focus on Ev as we continue to transition to a new normal.
We are lucky to have amazing family, friends and mentors to help guide us through this season and to help make Everleigh feel so loved.
Savannah and Cole have become well known online for sharing videos of their daily lives with their four children and have amassed 29.6 million followers on TikTok.
While the entire family has gained worldwide attention for documenting their dynamic, Everleigh (seen with her father) has especially become an internet sensation.
Anyone who has lost someone knows that grief is a strange thing. There will be good days and there will be hard days ahead. By the grace of God, Everleigh is fine.
While the entire family has gained worldwide attention for documenting their dynamic, Everleigh has especially become an internet sensation, as she and her mom often share cute dance videos on TikTok that rack up millions of views.
She also has her own Instagram page, where she has more than five million followers.
It seemed that Everleigh was close to her father before his death. In July, she posted a video talking about how grateful she was to have two dads.
“One made me and one raised me,” he said, adding: “I love it.”
on a youtube video Posted in 2018, Savannah gave insight into where her relationship with Tommy stood after their split, explaining that they were “friends” and focused on “co-parenting,” adding that he was “cool” with Everleigh.