Zayn Malik’s five-year-old cousin has passed away following brain tumour battle

Heartbreak for Zayn Malik’s family today as his five-year-old cousin Arshiya has died following a brave battle with a brain tumour.

The former One Direction singer’s family, including his youngest sister Waliyha, have all taken to social media to pay tribute.

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Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un Rest is peace you beautiful princess, may Allah grant you the highest rank of jannah✨

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The little girl’s mother, Zileh posted this photo on Instagram saying goodbye to her “baby doll”.

Fans have been flooding Twitter with condolences and support for Zayn using the hashtag #RIPArshiya.

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