(AllHipHop News) Nick Cannon is in mourning after his childhood friend was killed in a mass shooting in San Diego, California on Sunday.
She later passed away in hospital.
The U.S. TV host took to Instagram to share a throwback photograph seemingly showing him and Monique as children on Tuesday morning (May 2) and to write an emotional tribute.
“My heart hurts with great sadness tonight,” he wrote. “I just learned that the one life lost in the senseless and tragic mass shooting in San Diego was my childhood friend, who was more like family, Miss Monique Clark.
“Such a beautiful spirit with an infectious smile. I have nothing but wonderful memories of this Angel. Tears can’t express the pain and shock. A mother of 3, a sister, a daughter, a cousin, a friend and a Queen… Rest in Paradise.”
Police officers responding to the scene shot the gunman, who was reportedly “despondent” over his love life, when he reportedly aimed his weapon at them.