Rest in peace, Chandra.
Although the holidays are supposed to be a time of happiness, filled with laughter and special time spent with family, sometimes unfortunate things can happen and such is the case for August Alsina. The “Like You Love Me” singer shared a heartfelt post on Instagram describing the loss of his sister who passed on from cancer.
Chandra was not only a sister and friend but she was also a mother to three girls who also lost their father in 2010 from gun violence. “I am Utterly devastated & Deeply shattered! Not only for myself, but for my 3 little nieces, whom are now robbed of BOTH parents,” August wrote on Instagram, explaining how he does not question God’s plan, but this passing is something he is “not in agreement with.”
“The perfect mother, the perfect friend, the perfect sister, the perfect listener, the perfect caregiver, the perfect example of a young black woman traumatized by the ruins of our cultural upbringing trying their damndest to push to evolve and overcome fear while trying to raise 3 precious little innocent lives &’figure out a life your own at the same time,” he added.
Chandra’s last wish was for August to “guard and raise” the girls to the best of his ability. “Ask God to expand my capacity because right now I’m maxed out,” he wrote. “Lord knows I’m still raising myself but I guess it’s officially official…I’m a DAD now & I have 3daughters, & i don’t know the slightest thing about it or where to start but unfortunately I/we know loss too well. Rest In Peace my dearest sweet sister..You made it out of this hell hole.”