Alicia Tamboia, a well-known Justin Bieber fan who helped connect other Beliebers with their idol, died in a car accident on Friday. She was 24. Police say Tamboia and Cody Veverka were killed shortly before midnight on I-90 near Albany, New York, when the Volkswagen in which they were passengers hit another vehicle and spun into a tractor-trailer.
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, 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 has responded to the twitter trend, but we know he loves his fans dearly. He’s always sweet to fans no matter what is going on in his life. Justin noticed. And in the super-early morning hours of July 6, he tweeted:
“#RIPAlicia” to his 52.7 million Twitter followers. Fans were beyond thrilled that Justin honored Alicia in such a public way.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Alicia’s family and friends during this difficult time.