*Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris is mourning the death of her treasured security guard, “Big Rio.”
The singer and reality star revealed that the hired muscle, who was more like “family,” died on Dec. 2. She took to Instagram the following day to share the sad news.
“We lost one of my favorite security guards last night,” Tiny wrote next to a photo of Big Rio. “He was definitely more like family to me! Used to look forward to going home to talk to @jusbigrio The house wont be the same without him!! We will truly miss Big Rio!!”
It’s unclear if Big Rio was just Tiny’s bodyguard, or if he worked for Xscape, which includes Tiny, sisters LaTocha Scott, 44, and Tamika Scott, 42, and Kandi Burruss, 41.
Tiny’s estranged husband, T.I., 37, also liked her post, so it is possible Big Rio was a bodyguard for the Harris family.