Sometimes, the happiest days of your life also become your horrible night terrors. It is an extremely sad time for Rihanna and her family as the star’s younger cousin was shot dead.
The Umbrella singer couldn’t believe that she lost her cousin so soon. She had just met him on Christmas and they spent joyous moments together.
She took to Instagram to express her grief and sorrow for the loss of her loved one:
“RIP cousin… can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms! Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man! #endgunviolence.”
The 29-year-old songwriter also posted adorable photos with him to show how much she loved her ‘lil cuz.’
Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, 21, became a prey to gun violence and tragically passed away the day after Christmas celebration.
According to the reports, Tavon was walking in the St Michael’s area of Barbados when a man took him on-target and fired straight at him while putting him to death. The grim incident happened around 7 on Tuesday evening.
He was rushed to the hospital nearby but, unfortunately, he couldn’t keep body and soul together.
The gunman has not been identified by the police yet.
A lot of people came to support the Wild Thoughts singer on Instagram.
One fan posted, “Sorry about your loss. Prayers and condolences to you and your family <3.”
Another fan commented, “Sorry for your loss; I’m praying for your family. And I pray that your guardian angel watches over you.”
A follower lamented how he was taken away at such a young age:
“I’m so deeply sorry for you and your family, @badgalriri. It’s so scary and unfair that he was taken from you this way. He had so many more years to live and be with all of you :(. God received a good man when @merka_95 came and he will protect him until you’ll meet again in heaven <3. My prayers and condolences go to you and your family, Robyn.”
One fan gave Rihanna the motivation to remain strong and stated, “I love you stay strong and never forget God gives his strongest battles to his strongest soldiers @badgalriri.”
Another family member, Tanella, expressed her sorrow on her Instagram. She took a photo next to Tavon Alleyne’s dead body and posted a tearjerking caption.
Her caption stated, “I never thought the day would come that I would have to bury you my love, omg!!! This was our first Christmas together. We clean we decorate and everything!! Tavon I know you were trying to be a better person. I love you sooo muchhhhhhhhh brother omg!”
His death was sudden thus has left the family devastated.
Gun violence is on an immense rise in the United States. It is one of the very few countries which constitutionally protects the right to possess arms. As per the statistics, more than half the population owns guns. However, this has a huge drawback. Since there is easy access to weaponry, violence is inevitable.
Facts collected by Vox suggest that the total deaths following gun violence in America are 16 times more as compared to Germany, and six times more than Canada. The United States Government should work to curb this appalling social issue!
Our thoughts and prayers are with Rihanna and her family.