American TV personality Ariana Madix mourned the demise of his close friend Ali Rafiq on Saturday. 

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She also posted a picture of Rafiq and her, as a tribute to a friend. She wrote in the post, “I keep wanting to text you. It feels like this can’t even be real. We were just planning your trip to LA. Talking about our futures and all the things we were looking forward to”.

Ariana concluded the post by saying, “I miss you @alispacerafiq and while you won’t be seeing this, I’m hoping somehow this makes it to you. I love you always and forever. I’m grateful for the moments we spent together and for the love and friendship you showed me over the last ten years. You are so loved and you are so missed. I’m proud to be able to say I know Ali the Great. Because you ARE and will always be the greatest.”

Who was Ali Rafiq?

Ali Rafiq was a professional photographer. He was from Pakistan and was the owner of Rafiq Films, as his Instagram bio says. He also worked as a photographer for Red Bull. As per some reports, Rafiq passed away due to organ failure at his home on May 19. He was 41 years old.

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Madix after mourning the death of Rafiq arrived back in Los Angeles. As reported, they were close friends. She met Rafiq through her ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval.

Madix’s life has recently been filled with ups and downs, beginning with the end of her nine-year relationship with Sandoval after discovering he cheated on her with her close friend, Raquel Leviss.

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However, she has dealt with the breakup in the last two months. Madix is currently in a relationship with fitness coach Daniel Wai.