“American Idol” personality Fantasia Barrino is anguish the detriment of her teenage nephew after he was shot and killed Tuesday in North Carolina.
The “I Believe” thespian shared a series of romantic Instagram posts remembering 18-year-old Tyquan Washington, the oldest child of her hermit Ricco Barrino.
“Ty… Auntie is So Sorry Baby. RIP to my Oldest Nephew Please Pray for his Mother and my Brother @riccobarrino his Stepdad,” she wrote Tuesday night.
She also shared a reverence to the slain teen on Wednesday, wishing him a happy Valentine’s Day.
Man That Smile ❤️ Happy Valentines Day Angel 👼🏾 Keep Dancing Up there Ty and Uncle @xavierbarrino will Soon Be On his feet to dance down here for you again. #unbelievable #unreal #Rip #nephew
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“Man That Smile,” she wrote alongside several photos and videos. “Happy Valentine’s Day Angel. Keep Dancing Up there Ty and Uncle @xavierbarrino will Soon Be On his feet to dance down here for you again. #unbelievable #unreal #Rip #nephew.”
Washington was found in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday morning on a highway outward a residence pang from mixed gunshot wounds, and died at the Moses Cone Hospital, the Greensboro Police Department said.
Suspect David Lee White, Jr., 21, was arrested hours after and charged with first-degree murder. Police pronounced he is being held in the Guilford County Jail but bond.
Barrino’s hermit — who is also a thespian — shared an romantic reverence to his son on Instagram, penning a extensive “love letter.”
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A adore minute to my son. dear son we indispensable to write this earlier but it’s humorous how life make you wakeful of your own unconscious procrastinations. we wanted you to know that from the inlet of my heart your daddy loves you and he always has. we remember holding you for the first time that’s when we knew that we had to do something other than work in somebody’s bureau so that one day you could demeanour up to me. As we write this minute with tears streaming down my face we wish you to know that we showed you tough adore since we knew you were something special. we never forget the first time that me and your mom took you to gymnastics for tryouts. we remember the lady walking over to us and revelation us that we would have to wait behind a prolonged list of other kids lol we theory she didn’t know what my child was able of since when she incited around she speckled you branch somersaults as if you were in the US Olympics. we remember her immediately branch around and tell us have your child here next week! we remember your mom smiling from ear to ear since she knew that the people really didn’t wish you in their program until they seen what you could do. we knew you were special when you came out the womb we remember examination you run quick and play with your uncle Zay with your little plats in your hair those high cheekbones like your mom and that little raspy grin you used to do while you had on your series 7 air Jordans that was so tiny they demeanour like little lightning Rods as you ran opposite the building and wrestled with your uncle. we knew you were special when all the older kids wanted to hang with you. we knew you were personality at that moment and All the way up to your first big 18th birthday. I’ll never forget that birthday we was smiling from ear to ear revelation everybody in the studio that my son is finally apropos a man. we wanted to be there every day for you and there wasn’t a day that went by we didn’t consternation where you were. Well on this day you became a bigger man when you put on a span of wings and did what we have nonetheless to do. So you show me your care skills. you go join hands with your grandma and lick for me. You sing shrill for me up there. Love dad🌹 R.i.p T.W
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“I remember holding you for the first time that’s when we knew that we had to do something other than work in somebody’s bureau so that one day you could demeanour up to me,” he wrote. “As we write this minute with tears streaming down my face we wish you to know that we showed you tough adore since we knew you were something special.”
Barrino, 33, won the third deteriorate of “American Idol” in 2004. She also had a brief army on Broadway in 2007 as Celie in “The Color Purple.”
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