Superstar Rihanna has called an end to gun violence after suffering a tragic familial loss. 

The singer-turned-makeup-mogul celebrated the festive period with her extended family, including her cousin, who was named as Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne by news outlets.

The young man was the victim of a shooting in the family's native Barbados.


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'RIP cousin… can't believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!,' she captioned the post.

'Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man,' she finished. before ending the post with the poignant hashtag #endgunviolence.

The shooting happened on St Stephen's Day.


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Rihanna also shared a video of the 21-year-old, which showed him enjoying a walk with family. 

The young man was reportedly going to visit his girlfriend when the shooting happened.