Pop superstar Rihanna openly wept as she bid farewell to Barbados' late prime minister DAVID THOMPSON at his funeral on Wednesday (03Nov10).
The Umbrella hitmaker took time out from her busy schedule to jet back to her home country for the ceremony in honour of Thompson, who lost his year-long battle with pancreatic cancer on 23 October (10), aged 48.
The singer wore a white dress with an oversized 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 (04Nov10) she was in the U.K. for the official Christmas lighting ceremony at London's Westfield shopping centre.