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Rihanna sends tribute on PM's passing

CAROL MARTINDALE, carolmartindale@nationnews.com

Added 27 October 2010


Barbados Grammy award winner Rihanna says the death of the late Prime Minister David Thompson is a great loss to Barbados. In a statement from the singer, who was dubbed an Ambassador under the Thompson-led administration, today issued a short tribute on Thompson's passing, who died last Saturday at his private residence in Mapps, St Philip after his battle with pancreatic cancer. Rihanna wrote: "I am deeply saddened by the passing of Prime Minister David Thompson. He was a great man. True to form, even as he battled cancer, he remained focused on fulfilling his public responsibilities. This is a great loss to our country. My thoughts are with his family, who loved him dearly, his friends and with all of the citizens of Barbados."


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