Also this week, it was confirmed that Will Smith's father Willard Carroll Smith, Sr. had died
. "Dad was tough but not tyrannical," Smith reportedly told Essence
magazine in an earlier interview. "He kept me in line. He'd get this look that said, 'One more step, Will, and it'll get ugly.' He was an independent businessman -- he set up refrigeration in supermarkets -- and he always provided for us. He's a steady and positive figure in my life."