Pharrell’s Cousin Donovon Lynch Killed by Police During Virginia Beach Shootings: ‘A Bright Light’

Donovon Lynch, 25, and Bad Girls Club star Deshayla E. Harris, 29, were both killed during a series of shootings on Friday

Pharrell Williams is mourning the death of his cousin Donovon Lynch, who was killed during a series of shootings in Virginia Beach over the weekend.

Williams, 47, shared a tribute to Lynch, 25, on Instagram Monday. Deshayla E. Harris, a cast member on the final season of Bad Girls Club, was also killed in the shootings, Virginia Beach police said Saturday.

“The loss of these lives is a tragedy beyond measure,” Williams, who is from Virginia Beach, began his post.

“My cousin Donovon was killed during the shootings,” the singer-songwriter and music producer continued. “He was a bright light and someone who always showed up for others.”

“It is critical my family and the other victims’ families get the transparency, honesty and justice they deserve,” Williams concluded. “Virginia Beach is the epitome of hope and tenacity and, as a community, we will get through this and come out even stronger.”

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