(Saint Michael, Barbados) – A joyous holiday has turned heartbreaking for superstar Rihanna. One day after spending Christmas with her family including her 21-year old cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, the celebrity-entrepreneur is now preparing for a funeral.The details are slim, but it appears her cousin was walking through the Eden Lodge Area of Saint Michael on the island when he was shot several times. There are reports that he was robbed, but that hasn’t been confirmed.
Alleyne was transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in a private vehicle but later succumbed to his injuries. There’s been an increase in gun violence on the Island with statistics tallying 22 of the 28 murders committed this year were due to gun violence. Rihanna took to her instagram page to remember her cousin and call for more gun control. Another woman Tanella who appears to be his sister also paid tribute to the young man.
This story is still developing.