Rihanna chats with fans while waiting on a drink at a beach restaurant. (July 13, 2011)

*Rihanna on Tuesday paid tribute to one of her young fans who died in a car crash while listening to her music.

The singer said she was devastated upon learning that 17-year-old Karen, who ran a special Twitter page dedicated to the star, was killed in the accident.

A friend of the teenager informed Rihanna about the tragedy over the social networking site, writing in a message, “Karen’s parents told me that she died listening (to) The Last Song off Rated R.”

The singer immediately paid tribute, writing, “Karen we miss u forever… One of my biggest… fans died today in a car accident!!! Gone but never Ever forgotten!!!! She was only 17 Dear Karen.”

Rihanna also then ‘re-Tweeted’ a number of messages from her fans who also paid tribute to the teenager.