Rihanna's cousin shot dead

In a series of grieving posts, the singer called for an end to gun violence.

Rihanna’s cousin was shot dead in Barbados, just hours after they spent Christmas Day together. The 29-year-old singer posted a series of photos of her and Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne together and called for an end to gun crime as she mourned his death.

According to, Alleyne, 21, was walking through the St Michael’s area of the holiday island around 7 pm on Tuesday night when he was approached by a man and shot several times.

“RIP cousin... can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!” The Wild Thoughts singer wrote to her 59 million Instagram followers. She added, “Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man!” The Grammy award winner added the hashtag, '#endgunviolence,' at the end of the post. Alleyne’s unidentified killer reportedly shot several times before fleeing the scene. The 21-year-old was rushed to a nearby hospital in a private vehicle but eventually succumbed to his injuries.

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