Rihanna Attends Cousin’s Funeral In Barbados: “We Are At Peace Knowing Your’e In A Better Place”

The new year is off to a somber start for Rihanna. On Tuesday (Jan. 9), Rih Rih and her family came together for her 21-year-old cousin, Tavon Alleyne’s, funeral in Barbados.

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Alleyne was shot and killed while walking near his house on Boxing Day, a holiday celebrated the day after Christmas. A 23-year-old man has since been charged with the murder.

After the emotional “celebration” of life, Rihanna posted a dedication to Alleyne on Instagram stories along with a photo of his casket adorned with white flowers.

“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,” she wrote. “Hope you were happy with your going away celebration today.”

See photos from the ceremony below.

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