We have sad news to share. Alicia Tamboia, a superfan of singer Justin Bieber, died tragically in a car accident in New York on July 4. She was only 24 years old.
Justin Bieber fans from around the world have united together on twitter to trend #RIPAlicia just hours after one of Justin’s most devoted fans tragically lost her life in a car accident just before midnight on July 4 in Guilderland, New York. How very sad.
Alicia Tamboia: Justin Bieber Fans Dies In Car Accident At 24
Alicia Tamboia, a 24-year-old from Wingdale, New York, passed away in a multi-vehicle car accident on July 4 night, reports the Poughkeepsie Journal. She was a 2008 high school graduate and according to her social media accounts, one of Justin Bieber’s most passionate fans. Alicia had met the singer several times at meet and greets after his concerts, according to her social media account photos.
As word spread that Alicia had died, fellow Justin fans started to trend #RIPAlicia on twitter with her meet and greet photos with Justin. From Alicia’s Instagram account, it looks like she met the singer at least five times during the last few years.
Alongside one sweet photo of Alicia and Justin hugging and smiling, she added the caption: “I can’t even think of words…”
Alicia had just tweeted about Justin on June 26 with a picture collage. She posted about her favorite singer often — and in May, she even tweeted an email she sent to her coworkers on her last day of work. She had signed off her email with, “When you hear Justin Bieber, I hope you think of me.”
Justin hasn’t responded to the twitter trend yet, but we know he loves his fans dearly. He’s always sweet to fans no matter what is going on in his life.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Alicia’s family and friends during this difficult time.
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— Megan Ross