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This one hits close to home for me.

Ricky Anderson is a cousin of Kanye West’s that Ye is super close with, even giving Ricky a position at G.O.O.D. Music. Sadly, Ricky’s 1-year-old son Avery died suddenly in his sleep on Monday – with no previous sign of illness or distress.

“Today was the worst day of my life! I lost my lil man and gained an angel! Rest in Paradise!!! I love you man,” Ricky wrote on Twitter, according to TMZ.

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That is so incredibly sad and my heart bleeds for Ricky and his family. I too lost a young relative over the weekend, when my 9-year-old cousin suddenly had a reaction to the chemo he was going through for leukemia and his organs failed – when he was only diagnosed THREE WEEKS ago, and had been feeling FINE prior to that.

Life is short, man. Hug your babies and tell them you love them every single day.

RIP to Avery, and RIP to my Parker. We have two more special angels.