Will Smith's father, Willard Carroll Smith has passed away.

Will's ex-wife Sheree Fletcher confirmed the news last night. Sheree was married to Will in 1992 for three years.

She took to social media to post a touching tribute to Willard.

Writing on Instagram, she said: "We're gonna miss you Daddio! You lived & played by your own rules.

"You truly were 1 of a kind! You instilled discipline, and work ethic that has created a legacy in your honour!"

The picture she shared shows Will, his father, and Will and Sheree's son Trey.

Will has yet to confirm the news. We hope Willard rests in peace.