Rihanna is grieving a fan who recently died after battling cancer...
The singer posted a moving Instagram tribute to Monia, a superfan who became a friend to the star.
“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!” Rihanna continued.
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 every day with the Navy behind her supporting her every step of the way! We are all heartbroken about this!!!” she concluded. “You will never be forgotten! Love you my angel @moniasto fly in peace.”