Rihanna pens heartfelt message to late cousin Tavon Alleyne who was shot dead in Barbados — after wiping away tears at his funeral

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Posted on Jan 11 2018 - 1:24am by admin

Rihanna lay a wreath on her cousin's graveRihanna lay a wreath on her cousin’s grave [Instagram / Rihanna Diary Official]

Rihanna wore a white dress to the funeral of Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, which was held in Barbados on Tuesday. 

The 29 year old singer was seen wiping away tears away from beneath the white sunglasses which she wore, clearly overcome with emotion.

Other family members and friends of 21 year old Tavon who attended the celebration of life service were also seen mostly wearing white.

Rihanna shared a snapshot of her cousin's grave adorned with flowersRihanna shared a snapshot of her cousin’s grave adorned with flowers [Instagram / Rihanna]

After Tavon was laid to rest, Rihanna posted two images on her Instagram Story, and shared a heartfelt message within one of them.

The first photo was of the colourful floral arrangement over his grave, in honour of her cousin, which the Fenty mogul added praying hands, a crying face and a broken heart to. 

The second image was a black and white photograph of Tavon, which said: “Laid to rest! Sleep well buddy… We are at peace knowing you’re in a better place than we are.

Rihanna penned a heartbreaking message to her late cousinRihanna penned a heartbreaking message to her late cousin [Rihanna]

“We will always have a void without you, but we will never stop loving you.

“Hope you were happy with your going away celebration today. Forever @Merka_95.”

Rihanna’s cousin, Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, was shot dead just hours after they celebrated Christmas together in Barbados.

Rihanna often shared photos of herself with Tavon on social mediaRihanna often shared photos of herself with Tavon on social media [Rihanna / Instagram]

Tavon was rushed to hospital but died from his devastating injuries.

Police have launched an investigation into the tragedy after the 21 year old was shot multiple times, with Rihanna urging for the violence to end in her tribute to her family member.

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