Rihanna in gun plea after her cousin (21) shot dead
Pop superstar Rihanna has called for an end to gun violence after the death of a young man she named as her cousin.
The singer posted pictures of herself with a young man, who is believed to have been killed in a shooting in her native Barbados on St Stephen's Day.
She wrote on Instagram: "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!"
Rihanna (29) tagged the Instagram account with the username @merka_95 but did not name him.
A local news station named the victim of a shooting as 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne.
Alleyne had succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to hospital in a private vehicle.
The eight-time Grammy award-winning singer paid tribute to Alleyne on Instagram, mourning him by posting a series of photos of her cousin while calling for an end to gun crime in the country.