May 30, 2018 - Birmingham, AL - In sad news, singer and songwriter Ruben Studdard has announced the unimaginable tragedy in the recent passing of his brother, Kevin Studdard. Many American Idol fans got a chance to meet and become acquainted with Kevin Studdard while Ruben was on the 2nd season of the show.

Kevin was with Ruben all the way from auditions to the final show.  "My brother is and will always be a part of my life.  He was one of my biggest fans, supporters, confidant and best friend."  "I do not know what the future holds, but we will keep moving as only he would want me to do.  I ask all my friends and fans to please keep the Studdard Family in prayer as we go through this very difficult time."

Kevin Studdard had just turned 44 years old in May 20, only a week before his untimely death.