Ariana Grande has been left "beyond heartbroken" after her grandpa passed away on Monday night following an ongoing battle with ill-health.
Fans of the Nickelodeon star are well aware of the strong love she has for her grandparents, ‘Franke’ and ‘Babe’, as she regularly posted pictures and videos featuring them on her youtube channel and social media accounts.
“Helping Grandps at the office today”
The 21-year-old singer broke the news to her fans by taking to Twitter.
thank you for your continuous love & light over the past few weeks... we did lose my favorite person to ever exist yesterday, my grandpa :'(— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 23, 2014
if only y'all knew how amazing he was.. my 💜 hurts so much. It's beyond broken :'( but I got to hold his hand and watch him find his peace— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 23, 2014
this is the hardest thing imaginable but I'm so grateful that I got to spend this time with him & my family. taking care of him & loving him— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 23, 2014
The 'Problem' hitmaker's brother and youtuber Frankie Grande is currently taking part in 'Big Brother US' and received a letter from his family containing the news during a live feed of the show, here is how he reacted.
Rest in peace Frank