Rihanna is mourning the loss of her beloved grandmother Monica Braithwaite, who she affectionately knew as ‘Gran Gran Dolly’ who passed away yesterday in New York. (June 30)
The 24 year-old took to Twitter to pay tribute to her late grandmother who lost her battle with cancer.
She tweeted: “Goodbye #grangranDOLLY get your beauty rest until I see you”.
The star’s fans are well aware of the close bond she shares with her grandmother and immediately began sending their love and condolences to the ‘You Da One’ star. Rihanna last saw her grandmother two weeks ago when she delayed her trip to the UK to spend time with her in New York.
The hardworking star who has been jetting all over the globe visited her grandmother as much as possible and showing off the softer side to the star we rarely see. Since she announced the sad news, Rihanna has tweeted several photographs of her with Dolly from the hospital and earlier in their life together.
The news seems to be slowly sinking in as she later tweeted: ‘F**k’
She also retweeted a touching message from a fan: “a little tribute true and tender. just to show that we remember. time may pass and fade away. but memories of you will always stay.”
Her grief may explain why she was 45 minutes late for her gig at the ‘Peace and Love’ Festival in Sweden. Fans were left furious by her less than impressive by her performance with some accusing the 24 year-old of being drunk.
The star is currently in the UK but may return to the US for the funeral. She is due to perform at Wireless Festival next weekend.
We are so sorry for your loss Rihanna.
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