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Rihanna Wept During Barbados' Late Prime Minister's Funeral

November 5, 2010 (7:08 am) GMT
Dressed in white, the singer burst into tears as she gave her last homage to Barbados' late prime minister David Thompson at his funeral on Wednesday, November 3.

Pop superstar openly wept as she bid farewell to Barbados' late prime minister David Thompson at his funeral on Wednesday, November 3. The "Umbrella" hitmaker took time out from her busy schedule to jet back to her home country for the ceremony in honor of Thompson, who lost his year-long battle with pancreatic cancer on October 23, aged 48.

The singer wore a white dress with an over-sized black hat and sunglasses, and wiped away tears throughout the memorial in Bridgetown.

It was a whistle-stop visit home for Rihanna - on Thursday evening, November 4 she was in the U.K. for the official Christmas lighting ceremony at London's Westfield shopping center.

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