Arshiya's mother (Zayn's aunt) also took to social media to mourn the loss of her beloved daughter, writing:
"An angel wrote in the book of life my baby's date of birth, then whispered as she closed the book... 'Too beautiful for earth' R.I.P baby doll."
Arshiya had been battling the brain tumour for many years. In 2014, Zayn's cousin Aaroosa Malik said: "Doctors have given up on Arshiya, but she is still fighting brave like a soldier. Can everyone please pray for her and anyone out there with a medical background or any doctor who thinks they can help please get in touch if possible.... They operated on her twice."
Thoughts are with the Malik family at this tragic time.
This article originally appeared on WHO.