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Rihanna Mourns Loss of 11-Year-Old Broadway Singer

Rihanna Mourns Loss of 11-Year-Old Broadway Singer

Rihanna is mourning the loss of 11-year-old Broadway singer Shannon Tavarez, who battled acute myeloid leukemia.

Shannon, who performed as young Nala in The Lion King, captured the hearts of Rihanna and Alicia Keys, both of whom worked to get the word out about bone marrow donation to help those fighting leukemia.

“Just got off of a plane ride and got horrible news that our little star Shannon [Tavarez] has lost her battle against leukemia,” Ri tweeted. “Way too soon…keep her family in your prayers.”

To learn about bone marrow donation and how you can help, visit DKMSAmericas.org.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shannon‘s family and friends.

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Credit: Pascal Le Segretain; Photos: Getty, Karen Detrick
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12 Responses to “Rihanna Mourns Loss of 11-Year-Old Broadway Singer”

  1. 1
    RIRI LOVE !!!! Says:

    RIRI U THE BEST

  2. 2
    selena Says:

    Oh so sad :( When Children die (so young) it’s just not fair :( poor little girl.. and poor parents and family who have to deal with this tragedy.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to them.

  3. 3
    tal Says:

    LOVE YOU RIRI

  4. 4
    roro Says:

    so sad R.I.P

  5. 5
    Jean Says:

    So sad. RIP, precious child.

  6. 6
    ranma Says:

    R.I.P Shannon. My prayers go out to you. My deepest sympathy to her family.
    R.I.P Riri.

  7. 7
    Samii Says:

    wish i could of seen her act. Saw her on YouTube she was really good.
    R.I.P
    Gotta live your life like its your day.

  8. 8
    isis Says:

    She’s a beautiful angel now. God bless her family!

  9. 9
    [I n F a m o u s l y C o o L] Says:

    …this is the kind of post perez would put up, but he wouldn’t even have mentioned rihanna. it’s about time you start stepping up.

  10. 10
    jensenLUVER tanya Says:

    from what i heard she was a very talented and strong girl. she was dedicated in helping other during her sickness. so sad her life ended so soon. they said it was hard for her to get a donor because she was a minority. We need to bring this awareness 2 ALL city schools and around the world. Im from philly and was never educated about any of this growing until I moved away. RIP. I send my prayers…..

  11. 11
    andreanne Says:

    poor baby ! rest in peace princess !!!

  12. 12
    Lalalove Says:

    May her soul rest in peace.
    God bless

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