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Rihanna Has A Good Soul, Posts Touching Tribute To Fan Who Recently Passed Away After Long Cancer Battle

It’s never easy to lose a loved one, but it’s especially difficult to lose someone around the holidays. On Thursday, Rihanna went on her Instagram account to pay tribute to a fan who passed away after fighting cancer.

The fan named Monia loved Rihanna, and Rihanna loved her back. After meeting her at the Savage X Fenty London pop-up show in June, Rihanna stayed in touch and even followed her on Instagram. She even left heartfelt comments on some of her photos, writing…

“Sis we are all praying for you! Your strength and your ability to let the beauty in your spirit shine through, even in the midst of adversity, is tremendously inspiring!! Thank you for continuing to share your journey with us!”

Sadly, a few months ago Monia revealed to Rihanna that her cancer was back for a third time. Rihanna shared the photo you see above to her Instagram and wrote a touching tribute to her dear friend…

“Navy Angels! This Christmas, we lost a beautiful spirit who was such a pillar of strength to us! Most of our friendship she’s spent in a hospital or doctor’s office! This picture was just a few months ago, she looked at me and said ‘Rih the cancer is back’ I’ll never forget the fear in her eyes this day!

Still she pushed forward, fighting the fight everyday with the Navy behind her supporting her every step of the way! We are all heartbroken about this!!! You will never be forgotten! Love you my angel @moniasto fly in peace.”

That’s a pretty heartfelt message. You see celebs all the time posting similar things about fans, but Rihanna appeared to have a genuine connection with Monia. Not that we’re in the business of grading tributes. We all show love and respect in different ways.

Maybe Rihanna is better than most. In any event, our thoughts and prayers go out to Monia’s family during this difficult time.


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