Rihanna has referred to as for an finish to gun violence in a publish paying tribute to her 21-year-old cousin who was shot and killed in Barbados.
“RIP cousin,” Rihanna posted. “Cannot imagine it was simply final night time that I held you in my arms! by no means thought that may be the final time I felt the heat in your physique!!! Love you at all times man!”
Barbados In the present day reported that 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, 21, was killed in Eden Lodge, St Michael, within the capital of Bridgetown at round 7 p.m. when he was approached by a person who shot him a number of occasions on Boxing Day.
The younger man was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital by automobile however later died of his accidents.
Rihanna, who was born and raised in Barbados, posted a tribute tagging the consumer Merka_95 the day after the incident and referred to as for an finish to gun violence.
The publish has been preferred greater than two million occasions, with 1000’s commenting to precise their condolences.
There are a selection of images of the consumer Merka_95 with Rihanna, together with one studying: “My cousin not yours ?” and tagging the singer, and in one other he refers to her as “large cousin”.
“Each day we’re blissful to have you ever in our lives. Blissful Birthday cousin, we actually love you. Your presence in my life is a supply of pleasure and happiness. To my favourite cousin, might all of your desires and desires come true,” they wrote on February 20.
In April, Barbados’s minister of Residence Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, reassured residents that measures had been being taken to deal with an increase in gun crime over the previous 12 months.
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Rose Troup Buchanan is a reporter for BuzzFeed Information and relies in London.
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