He came out to his family three years before his video was released.
Smith died at age 87 on October 26, 2009, in Oklahoma City after two decades of Alzheimer's Disease.
He was survived by his wife Dollie, as well as by a daughter, a son, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
In October 2014, Time named Sivan as one of the "25 Most Influential Teens of 2014".
Troye's middle name is "Sivan" and he embraced it as his stage name. He came out publicly via a You Tube video on 7 August 2013.
was an American entrepreneur who founded Sonic Drive-In, a fast-food restaurant chain based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that recreates the drive-in diner feel of the 1950s, complete with carhops who usually wear roller skates. Smith was born on May 26, 1922 in Seminole, Oklahoma, part of the oil patches in the east central portion of the state.
By the time of Smith's death in 2009, the chain had 3,600 restaurants in 42 U. He attended Seminole High School, married Dollie Twiggs in 1940, and in 1943 enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.
Its first single, "Youth", became Sivan's first single to enter the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at twenty-three.
His video, "The 'Boyfriend' Tag", with fellow vlogger Tyler Oakley earned them a Teen Choice Award in the "Choice Web Collaboration" category.
On 15 August 2014, Sivan released his first major-label EP, entitled TRXYE, which peaked at number 5 on the U. On 4 September 2015, Sivan released his second major-label EP, Wild.