Rihanna’s cousin Tanella Alleyne died suddenly at the age of 28 just days after the singer gave birth.
Her death came just days after the Diamonds singer gave birth to her baby boy – her second with rapper boyfriend A$AP Rocky.
What was Tanella Alleyne cause of death?
A cause of death was not given, but her mom said doctors saw a ‘black mass’ after a CT scan, taken ahead of her death.
Tanella’s twin sister, Taneisha, also died more than a decade ago at the age of 14.
Tributes to Tanella Alleyne
Friends, loved ones and fans have taken to social media to share emotional tributes to Tanella – who they affectionately called TT or Nella.
One wrote: “You will be missed by so many!
“You were beautiful and kind and gave the best hugs but most of all I’ll miss your smile. RIP Tanella.”
Another said: “Don’t be true sis! We was just talking a week ago!”
A third commented: “My beautiful friend! And cousin (between us) stay sweet and fly high beloved. Enjoy your peace.”
Tanella died on August 13 and on Monday her loved ones gathered at Barbados’ St George Parish Church for her funeral.
Meanwhile, Tanella’s former school The Graydon Sealy Secondary School honoured her and another ex-pupil in a post on Facebook.
It read: “The management and staff of The Graydon Sealy Secondary School are sad to announce the passing of former students Tanella Alleyne & Kamal Goodridge.
“We extend sincere condolences to their family, friends, and colleagues.
“May their souls rest in peace.”
It comes less than six years after her brother Tavon, also Rihanna’s cousin, was shot dead.