The West family is currently mourning the loss of a family member. Super sad stuff, be forewarned.
Bossip is reporting that Kanye’s cousin, Ricky Anderson (who evidently works for Kanye at G.O.O.D Music as an A&R and Consultant) has lost his son Avery.
Avery, who was 17-months-old, reportedly died in his sleep. No word on the cause of death yet. But no matter how and why it happened, this is super heartbreaking. Judging by the reaction of his parents though, it wasn’t entirely unexpected.
The boy’s mother, Erica Paige, posted a pretty emotion-evoking Instagram video of Avery, captioning it, “This life in so unfair. I love you with everything inside me and it is with incredible, unbearable pain that I will have to try to find the strength to do a single thing without you. I am so grateful for being able to spend almost 17 months with you. You brought me so much happiness and I'm so proud of how hard you fought. Thank you for all the laughs, cuddles, hugs and kisses, you took care of me in a way no one else could. My heart is forever broken. I love you so much, mommy is with you”.
Really, it is utterly devastating to have someone so young pass away. That poor family. Hand us the tissues please.
His father also shared a touching social post, a snap of Avery, captioning it “Today was the worst day of my life!! I lost my lil man and gained an angel! Rest in Paradise!!!! I love you man”. Plus, he regrammed Erica’s post, writing “You've taken a big piece of me with you! Your mom and I love you so much!! @erica.paige”.
Goodness, we must have something in our eye because we are tearing up like crazy right now.
Sending along our sincerest condolences.
Rest in peace, Avery.