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Wednesday 20th November 2019

Nicole Scherzinger left heartbroken as beloved cousin dies in hit and run

She's asked "whoever did this" to come forward

Celebrity X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has been left devastated as her cousin has died.

The singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal the terrible news and said her cousin, John Boy, was killed in a hit and run in Florida.

Alongside a photo of John Boy, Nicole wrote: "It’s like a nightmare, that we will never be able to wake from..

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It’s like a nightmare, that we will never be able to wake from...It is with the heaviest of hearts that I say goodbye to my beautiful cousin, John Boy. This past Saturday October the 26th at 3am, his life was taken by a hit and run in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Though I must take comfort in knowing that he is at peace with our Lord, I also know the agony our family is going through, knowing someone hit him head on and just left him there to die. My sweet cousin, I love you so much. This world was a better place with you and your kind, creative heart in it. We will never forget you and will carry you with us forever. My family and I are pleading for any information which could help support the investigation into the tragic death of this incredible man. I ask that whoever did this, has the dignity and strength to come forward. Our God is a loving and forgiving God, but I pray for justice for John Boy and closure for my family. #JusticeForJohnBoy

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"It is with the heaviest of hearts that I say goodbye to my beautiful cousin, John Boy. This past Saturday October the 26th at 3am, his life was taken by a hit and run in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

"Though I must take comfort in knowing that he is at peace with our Lord, I also know the agony our family is going through, knowing someone hit him head on and just left him there to die.

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I say goodbye to my beautiful cousin, John Boy.

"My sweet cousin, I love you so much. This world was a better place with you and your kind, creative heart in it. We will never forget you and will carry you with us forever.

"My family and I are pleading for any information which could help support the investigation into the tragic death of this incredible man.

"I ask that whoever did this, has the dignity and strength to come forward. Our God is a loving and forgiving God, but I pray for justice for John Boy and closure for my family."

Nicole said her cousin, John Boy, was killed in a hit and run in Florida (Credit: Splashnews.com)

Fans offered their condolences to Nicole and her family.

One person said: "I’m sorry for lost sis. God is able. God needed him back."

Another wrote: "Sending love," while a third added: "OMG so horrible! I'm deeply sorry. May be rest in peace. Justice for John Boy."

In her post, Nicole included a photo of a Crime Stoppers campaign to find John Boy's killer.

It read: "Anyone with information about the identity or location of the suspect and/or the vehicle is asked to call Crime Stoppers.

Nicole asked "whoever did this" to have "the dignity and strength to come forward" (Credit: Splashnews.com)

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"We do not want your name, just your information."

Nicole is currently judging on Celebrity X Factor alongside Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh.

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