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Fantasia Mourns the Death of Her Nephew Shot and Killed in North Carolina

American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino’s nephew was shot and killed Tuesday morning. According to TMZ, Tyquan Vonricco Washington, 18,  died of multiple gunshot wounds after having a heated argument in a Greensboro, North Carolina residential complex. The 21-year-old gunman was later arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

The Grammy-award winner posted a heartfelt message to him after learning of his death. “Ty 😢 Auntie is So Sorry Baby 💔 RIP to my Oldest Nephew Please Pray for his Mother and my Brother @riccobarrino & his Stepdad.”

This is the second major blow to the Barrino family in as many months. Fantasia’s brother Xavier has been in the hospital for months recovering from a serious motorcycle accident.

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