Rihanna attended the funeral of her slain cousin, Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, in Barbados on Tuesday (Jan 9).
The pop star said her final farewell to her murdered cousin as she placed flowers on the grave of 21-year-old.
The 29-year-old Bajan singer, real name Robyn Fenty, was spotted wiping away tears at the funeral service held in her hometown.
Rihanna was dressed in head-to-toe white and looked elegant.
Hundreds of well-wishers including family and friends of the singer and her cousin turned out to pay their respect.
Sources told media reporters that the ceremony was an emotional scene with Rihanna regularly having to be consoled by family members.
“It was very emotional for her and the family, she was very close with Tavon so it hit close to home, I can’t see her getting over this one,” sources said.
The Rihanna donned a cat eye white sunglasses to hide her eyes but it didn’t hide the tears flowing down her cheeks. She tenderly laid a heart-shaped wreath during his funeral.
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Sharing her devastation on Instagram, she wrote:
“Laid to rest! Sleep well buddy… we are at peace knowing you’re in a better place than we are. We will always have a void without you, but we will never stop loving you.”
“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,” Rihanna wrote on Dec 26 via Instagram.
Tavon, 21, was shot and killed the day after Christmas while walking on a track close to his him. Police already arrested and charged a suspect with the murder.
Rihanna has since made a plea on social media to end gun violence.