Kanye West's heartbreak as cousin's baby son dies in his sleep

Stephanie Soteriou

Kanye West is facing heartache following the tragic death of his cousin’s one-year-old son, Avery.

The rapper’s cousin, Ricky Anderson, works at Kanye’s record label in Los Angeles and is incredibly close to the star.

Kanye is incredibly close to his cousin, Ricky.

Last night, Ricky took to his popular Instagram account to share the heartbreaking news about his son.

Sharing a gorgeous photo of little Avery, Ricky wrote: “Today was the worst day of my life!! I lost my lil man and gained an angel! Rest in Paradise!!!! I love you man.”

He then shared a selection of videos of the tot, showing him trying to talk and learning how to use a toothbrush.

Kanye’s daughter North meeting Avery for the first time.

Avery’s mum, Erica Paige, is yet to comment publicly on her devastating loss, with her Instagram page inundated with photos of Avery since he was born.

The latest photo was posted four days ago and shows Avery sucking his thumb while playing with iconic music producer Quincy Jones, a family friend.

The most recent photo of Avery, alongside Quincy Jones, posted on Erica’s Instagram page.

TMZ report that the youngster died in his sleep with there being no sign of illness or distress.

Kanye has not spoken out on his loss and we are sending the entire family our love at this incredibly tragic time.

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