In a sorrowful tribute which Rihanna posted to Instagram, the singer mourned that the last time she saw her cousin was on Christmas Day. The post, which displayed several photos of Rihanna and Tavon in happier times, read:
“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”
The multi-hyphenate star is thought to have celebrated Christmas in Barbados with her family. However, a pall of death was thrown over the festive season when 21 year old Tavon was shot to death around 7 pm last night in Eden Lodge.
According to a statement from the Royal Barbados Police Force, preliminary investigations indicate that Alleyne was walking through a track in the area of his house when he was approached by a man who shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene.
Alleyne was rushed to the QEH by a private vehicle, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Alleyne’s death was the 31st murder for the year.