Rihanna was hit by tragedy over the holidays. According to Time, the singer announced the day after Christmas that her cousin was shot and killed in her native Barbados. She took to Instagram to share her sadness over the death of 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne.
“RIP cousin… can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!” she shared on Instagram. “Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man!”
In her post, Rihanna also called for an end to gun violence with the hashtag “#endgunviolence.”
Alleyne was allegedly shot when he was walking near his home in St Michael. At around 7:00 PM, he was apparently approached by a man who shot him multiple times, according to Billboard. The shooter fled the scene. Alleyne was taken to the hospital where he died, reported CBS News.