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The Maliks Mourn the Death of Family Member Who Was Taken Too Soon

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We cannot even imagine the pain Zayn Malik and his family are going through right now. It it with heavy hearts that we must tell you that the “Still Got Time” singer’s 5-year-old cousin, Arshiya Malik, passed away this morning after a long battle with a brain tumor.

“An angel wrote in the book of life my baby’s date of birth, then whispered as she closed the book.. ‘Too beautiful for earth’ R.I.P baby doll…#keeparshiyainyourduas,” Zileh Malik, the girl’s mother, wrote on Instagram along with a picture of her daughter.

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If you couldn’t figure out why you recognize the little girl, she was the one who posed for a picture with her cousin and Perrie Edwards at the Little Mix singer’s 21st birthday back in 2014.

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While Zayn hasn’t publicly commented on Arshiya’s tragic passing, his younger sister, Waliyha, posted the following on Insta:

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“Rest is peace you beautiful princess, may Allah grant you the highest rank of Jannah [sic].”

Arshiya’s death marks the end of her long battle with a brain tumor. Back in 2014, another cousin, Aaroosa Malik, allegedly said, “Doctors have given up on Arshiya but she is still fighting brave like a soldier. Can everyone please pray for her and anyone out there with a medical background or any doctor who thinks they can help please get in touch if possible…They operated on her twice. She hasn’t come round since. They thought she was brain dead but she’s not.”

Our thoughts are with the Mailk family at this difficult time.

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