Ariana Grande Says Emotional Good-Bye to Grandfather on Twitter


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Ariana Grande has used her Instagram and Twitter feeds to craft what constitutes an emotional good-bye to her grandfather, who passed away on Tuesday.

This morning Grande announced that her grandfather had lost his battle with cancer and thanked her fans for their support throughout his illness: "thank you for your continuous love & light over the past few weeks... we did lose my favorite person to ever exist yesterday, my grandpa."

The singer and Sam & Cat star pulled herself together long enough to appear on Good Morning America this morning alongside Ryan Seacrest. The two were promoting the upcoming iHeart Radio Festival at which Grande will perform among a line-up that includes Cold Play, One Direction, Paramore, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and Usher.

Grande looked like she was having a hard time keeping a smile on her face during the interview.

Via Twitter, she told her fans that the "only reason I made this twelve hour trip is grandps told me he wanted me to always be professional & fulfill my business commitments."

Grande, a frequent tweeter who interacts heavily with her fans on the social network, has been keeping the world updated on the status of her grandfather's health for a while now.

Just before the July 4 holiday Grande flew from New York to her hometown of Boca Raton, Florida to be at her grandfather's side.

Grande's brother Frankie is currently a contestant on Big Brother. She said her grandfather didn't want Frankie to leave the show in order to spend time with him in his final weeks:

Image via Instagram, Ariana Grande