'American Idol' Star Asks for Prayer After Nephew is Tragically Shot and Killed

February 14, 2018Feb 14, 2018

On Tuesday, February 13th, an award-winning singer who rose to fame on “American Idol” in 2004 —Fantasia Barrino— asked for prayer from her fans. In a heartbreaking social media post, Fantasia announced that her nephew suddenly passed away.

According to TMZ, her 18-year-old nephew —Tyquan “Ty”— was shot and killed inside of an apartment in North Carolina. Ty was allegedly having a heated argument with the suspect before he suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

The 21-year-old shooter, David Lee White Jr., has been arrested and taken into custody. It is unclear what their argument was about.

“Ty, Auntie is so sorry baby,” she said. “RIP to my oldest nephew. Please pray for his mother and my brother and his stepdad.”

On Wednesday, Fantasia shared another photo of her nephew in a “Happy Valentine’s Day” post.

Fantasia wrote, “Man that smile. Happy Valentines Day Angel. Keep dancing up there Ty and Uncle [Xavier] will soon be on his feet to dance down here for you again.”

Please keep Fantasia’s family in your prayers during this difficult time. In other breaking news, a member of the Royal family sadly passed away.

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