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Rihanna's Cousin Was Fatally Shot This Week, And She Just Responded
4 months ago

On Tuesday, the day after Christmas, Rihanna's cousin, Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, was fatally shot in Barbados. 

According to People:

The Royal Barbados Police Force told Nation News that Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne was shot by an unidentified man several times on Tuesday around 7 p.m. while he was walking near his home in Barbados. The 21-year-old later succumbed to his injuries at a hospital. ...  The shooter fled the scene, according to Sky News. The outlet also reports that police are investigating the case and calling for anyone with information to contact them.

On Wednesday, Rihanna posted a series of photos on Instagram, along with a heartbreaking tribute: 

Condolences poured in from all over the internet:

RIP Tavon.

H/T: Twitter, People, Instagram