According to CBS Los Angeles, Frank Ocean's younger brother died in a car crash around 1:30am local time on Sunday (2 August) near Skelton Canyon Circle in Westlake Village, California.

The two occupants, Ryan Breaux and his friend Ezekial "Zeek" Bishop, were pronounced dead at the scene after the car hit a tree.

Although the coroner’s office is yet to officially confirm the identity of the crash victims, many of Breaux's friends have been paying tribute to the 18-year-old on social media, including Paris Brosnan, the son of former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan.

Breaux made an appearance on Ocean's Blonde track "Futura Free".

Frank Ocean and his family are yet to comment on the passing of Ryan Breaux.