Tuesday, singer actress Rihanna posted “R.I.P cousin… Cant believe it was last night that I held you in my arms! never thought that would be the last time i felt the warmth of your body!!! Love you always man! #endgunviolence” on her Instagram account informing her followers that her cousin has passed away.

Rihanna’s cousin Tavon Alleyne was walking a path close to were he lived in Eden Lodge, Barbados when he was shot. According to investigators he was approached by a man, who has yet to be identified, and shot repeatedly. Tavon was then rushed to a local hospital where he later passed away.

Tavon’s family, including Rihanna was blessed to be able to spend Christmas day with him before he was taken from them.  I am sure he will be dearly missed.

Gun violence is an issue that affects the innocent everyday. countless lives have been victims of gun violence and the numbers continue to increase with more guns being made everyday. according to statistics there is 113 guns per every 100 person in america a lone. its also said that 1.7 million children in America live with unlocked fire arms. thats 1 out of 3 children who live with guns.

I am a firm believer of the rights to carry. But I also believe that if you choose to have a gun then you need to follow proper safety precautions to prevent your children access to it or it landing in the wrong hands.

Rest In Peace Tavon

Rihanna you are in our prayers. Keep your head up and press on.

Only together we can stop gun violence.