Fantasia Barrino’s family is in mourning.
According to TMZ, the singer’s 18-year-old nephew, Tyquan, died yesterday morning of multiple gunshots following a heated argument at a complex in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was rushed a the nearby Moses Cone Hospital, where he died shortly after.
A 21-year-old suspect was arrested for the shooting and has been charged with first degree murder.
Posting about the news on her Instagram, Fantasia commiserated with Tyquan’s parents, saying, “Auntie is So Sorry Baby. RIP to my Oldest Nephew Please Pray for his Mother and my Brother & his Stepdad.”
Tyquan reportedly was the son of Fantasia’s brother, Ricco. And in a statement to TMZ, the bereaved dad said he is completely devastated.
This sad news comes weeks after singer Rihanna buried her cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne who was shot dead in December 2017, in her home country, Barbados.