Rihanna has taken to Instagram to share heartbreaking family news with her fans: one of her beloved cousins has been fatally shot.
The R&B songstress shared a series of snaps alongside her late cousin.
"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 29-year-old captioned the emotional gallery.
A number of the star's 59 million followers took to her post to share their messages of condolences.
Sending love to the Grammy-Award winner and her loved ones during this festive season.
A version of this article originally appeared on Who.