We are so sad to report that Ariana Grande and Frankie Grande’s grandfather, Frank Grande, has passed away. Ariana has been at home in Florida spending time with him, but she briefly took a trip to New York City to be on “Good Morning America” this morning.
Frankie is currently competing on CBS’ “Big Brother,” and has not been told about his grandfather’s passing.
Ariana sent the following notes to her fans:
Thanks to my best friends who stayed up with me all night talking and helped me pull myself together temporarily this am. flyin back home.
Only reason I made this twelve hour trip is grandps told me he wanted me to always be professional & fulfill my business commitments
Thank you for your continuous love & light over the past few weeks… we did lose my favorite person to ever exist yesterday, my grandpa :'(
If only y’all knew how amazing he was.. my heart hurts so much. It’s beyond broken :'( but I got to hold his hand and watch him find his peace.
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.
We thank you so much for the continuous love.
Asked grandps last week if he wanted us to pull Frankie off bb & he said ‘no way! he’s gotta play the game even tho i don’t understand it’
We are so sorry for the Grande’s loss.