Rihanna’s cousin shot dead in Barbados

"RIP cousin. Can't believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms," Rihanna wrote.

By Author  |  Published: 27th Dec 2017  6:42 pm
Singer Rihanna and her cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne
Singer Rihanna and her cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne. Source: Instagram

Bridgetown: Singer Rihanna’s 21-year-old cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne was shot to death here. Alleyne died on Tuesday, 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”.

Alleyne was walking through a track in the St Michael’s area of Barbados around 7 p.m. 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.