Rihanna's cousin shot dead in Barbados; singer posts emotional message on Instagram

On 26 December, Rihanna's cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne was approached by a man and shot several times. He succumbed to his injuries while being taken to hospital.

FP Staff December 29, 2017 09:53:08 IST
Rihanna's cousin shot dead in Barbados; singer posts emotional message on Instagram

Bridgetown: Singer Rihanna's 21-year-old cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne was shot to death in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Alleyne died on 26 December, reports dailymail.co.uk. 

Rihanna, 29, posted a series of photographs of Alleyne on Instagram, indicating that she had just spent Christmas with him, reports dailymail.co.uk.

"RIP cousin. Can't believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms," Rihanna wrote. "Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body! Love you always man," she added.

The eight-time Grammy award winner ended the post saying: "End gun violence".

Later she also shared a video featuring Alleyne.

"It's nice to wake up" Be grateful for life man. #RIPTavon @merka_95

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on

Alleyne was walking through a track in the St Michael's area of Barbados around 7 pm on Tuesday night when he was approached by a man and shot several times. The man then fled the scene, and has not been identified.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital in a private vehicle, but succumbed to his injuries.

(With inputs from IANS)

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