Fantasia mourns nephew death on social media on Wednesday. The Grammy-winning singer had lost Tyquan Vonricco Washington, whose pictures she shared online on her official Instagram account. Tyquan was son to Fantasia’s brother, Ricco Barrino. Fans joined Fantasia in mourning her nephew publicly.
Tyquan Vonricco Washington was found on Wednesday morning, near an apartment complex in Greensboro, North Carolina. In their revelation, they stated that they had arrested 21-year old David Lee White, Jr., later on in the day in connection to Washington’s death. White is being charged with first-degree murder. He will be held in a Guilford county prison without bond. According to E! News, the teen was wounded during a disagreement between himself and White that turned deadly, although the substance of that dispute remains unclear.
Emergency officials were called to the scene where the teen suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Life-saving measures were performed by paramedics in order to save his life. Despite the efforts, he was later pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
She paid tribute to the young Washington on an Instagram post. As Fantasia mourns nephew death, she posted a captioned photo of Washington on Instagram , In the caption, she stated that she felt so sorry. She prayed for the peace of her oldest nephew while addressing him as baby and asked people to pray for his mother and father and his stepdad.
A larger tribute from her followed later on, which consisted of Washington’s photographs and two videos showcasing his admirable dancing ability.
Fantasia mourns nephew death continues as she writes, while admiring his smile. She wished him a happy Valentines, calling him an angel now. She urged him to keep dancing while up there, and reminded him that his uncle would soon be able to dance for him down here, after getting over the loss they were experiencing.
Fantasia’s brother, also a singer, together with Washington’s brother posted a letter on Instagram to the departed Washington when paying tribute to his son. It started by addressing his dear son and stating that there was necessity in writing it sooner. On a light note, he mentioned how life made the deceased aware of his own unconscious procrastination. The letter was long and the last few sentences read of not forgetting the how joyful the father was on the son’s 18th birthday, after becoming an adult, a man now. The dad wanted to be available for his son every day, and went as far as wondering where he was almost every time. On his demise, he was now greater than his father and would guide and lead his father instead. While he joins his grandma he would continue singing loud up there.
As an aspiring music artist, Washington wanted to follow the footsteps of his father and aunt. It was reported by his father that he had just completed his mixtape before being killed in the shooting.