While the last week has brought Beyonce good news in abundance, yesterday saw some of her fans met with the cruel occurrence that is death, losing one of the many people the performer has inspired over the years.
Yes, hours after attending a showing of the entertainers ‘Mrs.Carter Show‘, 16 year old Jasmine Guillaume lost her life in a Brooklyn fire, leaving behind a family and friends who now mourn and miss her bitterly.
Now, in thanking her for giving the teen her last memory, a friend of Jasmine’s has penned open letter to Beyonce, now available to read in full below…
On her passing, the NY Times reported:
“The 16-year-old, identified by the police as Jasmine Guillaume, was pronounced dead at Maimonides Medical Center. The two other women, sisters ages 24 and 27, were listed in critical condition at separate hospitals. Two other women, the mother and the aunt of Ms. Guillaume, were both listed in stable condition at Kings County Hospital Center.
The cause of the fire was still being investigated on Friday afternoon, the Fire Department said. There were no working smoke detectors in the home, officials said.
Ms. Guillaume was in 11th grade at St. Saviour High School in Park Slope. On Friday, friends and classmates expressed their grief on Twitter.
One girl said that Jasmine brought “nothing but positivity and light to St. Saviour. We will truly never ever be the same without you Jasmine.”
Ms. Guillaume was one of four people killed in the last two days in fires across the city. A blaze in Fordham Manor in the Bronx late Thursday evening killed two men, ages 49 and 44, the Police Department said. There were no working smoke detectors there either, officials said. And another fire, at a retirement home in Flushing, Queens, just after midnight on Thursday, killed a 73-year-old woman. Cigarettes were to blame for both of those fires, officials said.”
Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.