By SARAH FITZMAURICE
Sad day: Rihanna paid tribute to a fan who died in a car accident yesterday on her Twitter page
Rihanna has paid tribute to a young fan who died in a car accident as she was listening to the Bajan singer’s music.
The 17-year-old known only as Karen, who ran a Twitter fan page for the singer, died on Tuesday in a fatal car accident.
The singer was told by Karen’s friend Anderson that the teenager had died in a car crash and was listening to Rihanna at the time.
Last song: The 17-year-old girl was said to be listening to Rihanna's music when she died. The singer seen leaving her hotel in New York before learning the news
The 23-year-old singer paid tribute to her fan and tweeted: ‘One of my biggest RihannaNavy fans died today in a car accident!!! Gone but never EVER forgotten!!!! She was only 17 #DearKaren’
Karen’s friend Anderson who helps to update the @RihannaSpanish page tweeted: ‘Karen's parents told me that she died listening "The Last Song" off Rated R.’
Simple style: The singer was leaving her hotel to head to her concert in Long Island and was dressed in a white T-shirt dress with uneven hemline, a Billionaire boys club hat and a pair of plimsolls
Other Rihanna fans have paid tribute to the teenager and Rihanna has retweeted a number of the messages on her page.
Rihanna is currently on tour and left her hotel in Manhattan yesterday dressed in a white T-shirt dress with slashed hemline a green Billionaire Boys Club, Pharrell William's label, baseball cap turned sideways and a pair of huge shades.
The singer, who was making her way to her concert venue in Long Island wore a pair of black plimsolls and accessoried with heavy gold jewellery as she made her way to her car.
Tribute: Rihanna posted a tribute to her fan on her Twitter page