RHOC’s Slade Smiley’s Son Dies at 22

Grayson Smiley-Arroyo, the son of Actual Housewives of Orange County alum Slade Smiley, died on Sunday, February 5. He was 22. 

Grayson’s mom, Michelle Arroyo, confirmed the information of her son’s passing through social media on Tuesday, February 7. A reason behind demise has not been revealed, however in accordance to Arroyo’s help web site, Grayson was first recognized with mind most cancers in 2006 — simply three days after his sixth birthday. 

“I’m coronary heart damaged to share that my candy Grey handed away Sunday evening. It was very surprising as final week he had CSF drawn from his shunts they usually adjusted the valve setting of his shunt and he was doing significantly better,” she wrote through Instagram alongside a photograph of her son. “We have been nonetheless struggling together with his diarrhea and I used to be giving him potassium 3 instances a day as a result of it was dropping so low. His coronary heart stopped right here at dwelling and I carried out chest compressions to get it going till the paramedics arrived and took over. When he left for the hospital he appeared good and was respiration on his personal however his coronary heart gave out once more on the hospital.” 

Whereas Arroyo mentioned that she doesn’t “have all of the solutions now,” she shared that Grayson had been coping with “fevers, an infection and low potassium” for the previous couple of months and that “most definitely took a toll on my candy boys coronary heart.”

She continued, “I’m nonetheless in shock and going by the motions of coping with all the small print. I do know Grey is taking part in playing cards with Gramma and taking part in Bother with our beloved Diane. His canine Mo is correct at his facet as he by no means left him. #prayforgray #amazinggray #believeinmiracles #lovemygray #captaingraythelord.”

Following the heartbreaking information, Smiley’s fiancée and fellow RHOC alum Gretchen Rossi — who shares daughter Skylar, 3, with the actor, 49 — honored Grayson with a touching tribute. 

“Our rational minds advised us this present day may come, however our hearts at all times held onto the hope that this present day wouldn’t come to fruition 💔,” the Bravo character, 44, captioned a carousel of pictures of Smiley and his son. “We’re past devastated and heartbroken over the lack of Grey. Grayson Arroyo-Smiley was such a particular human being.”

Rossi referred to Grayson as “an angel on earth” and “an unimaginable warrior” earlier than detailing how the California native managed to remain constructive regardless of struggling together with his well being for almost all of his life. 

“He fought on daily basis by his ache and discomfort to seek out pleasure within the smallest of issues,” she shared. “He was at all times singing & dancing & laughing regardless of his circumstances. He was a real beacon of sunshine and hope.”

She ended her publish by asking for privateness because the household “mourns this insufferable loss” collectively. 

“This isn’t goodbye however moderately see you quickly little man…..We love you Grayson. You’ll ceaselessly be in our hearts ❤️. Love your Dad, Gretchen & your sister Skylar Grey,” she wrote.