Rihanna’s cousin Tanella heartbroken over her brother’s death
Tavon, Rihanna and Tanella. (Photo from Tavon's Facebook)
Rihanna's cousin, Tanella Alleyne, may have lost her brother Tavon Alleyne to gun violence one day after Christmas Day, but one thought is giving her comfort.
“I love you Tavon I would have gone to the end of the earth for you , I was always there regardless to our disagreements We were like the mother and father we never had to our siblings you meant well I love you I love you , i feel comfort knowing that you would be with mum and Taneisha , I play my part Son! I love ya”
This she wrote on her Instagram page yesterday, December 27, 2017.
This is not the first time that Tanella has experienced the loss of a sibling. Taneisha, Tanella's twin sister, passed away when the girls were 14 years old. Tavon was just 13 when Taneisha was laid to rest.
Tanella implied that she feels peace knowing that her brother knew she loved him. Their relationship was not just brother and sister, they were friends and they stepped up for their siblings.
“All you wanted was love and a chance .. best man!!!!❤️❤️❤️ I would love to see you now 😭😭😭😭 my brother boy💔 I love you Tavon we was all we had broski.. you always use to tell me try n go model or do something so that i would be in a better position that I am in now to help with ya’ll. I watch you fix up the house for Christmas eat all my ham and beg me to take pics with you not knowing yesterday would be your last day!! I know you died knowing that I loveeeeee youuu more than I love my own self ❤️ I tired losing my family 😭😭😭😭 my heart ❤️”
On the night of Boxing Day, Tanella broke down at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in St. Michael, Barbados, where her brother was pronounced dead, after being shot several times earlier while walking through a track in the community of Eden Lodge.
Covering his face with an angel emoji and placing her head on his still heart, she hugged her brother and wept.
She captioned the photo taken of her in her moment of grief saying:
“I never thought the day would come that I would have to bury you my love , omggg!!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭 this was our first Christmas together we clean we decorate and everything!! Tavon I know you was trying to be a better person!! I loveee you soooo muchhhhhhhhh brother omg!”
Tanella and Tavon along with other family members spent Christmas night with their big cousin Rihanna talking, laughing and opening gifts.
Tanella posted an image to Instagram on Christmas night with the caption, “I swear my cousin does get me the bestttttt giftsssss!!! She does shower me in the latest 😫Loveeeee you downnnnn babesss! I loveeeee this Gucci Fanny pack!! @badgalriri”