Singer Rihanna's 21-year-old cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne was shot to death in Bridgetown, Barbados of United States.
Alleyne died on 26 December, reports dailymail.co.uk.
Rihanna, 29, posted a series of photographs of Alleyne on Instagram, indicating that she had just spent Christmas with him, reports dailymail.co.uk.
"RIP cousin. Can't believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms," Rihanna wrote. "Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body! Love you always man," she added.
The eight-time Grammy award winner ended the post saying: "End gun violence".
Later she also shared a video featuring Alleyne.
Alleyne was walking through a track in the St Michael's area of Barbados around 7 pm on Tuesday night when he was approached by a man and shot several times. The man then fled the scene, and has not been identified.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital in a private vehicle, but succumbed to his injuries.