Demi Lovato Tragically Mourns the Loss of 8th Family Member in the Past Year
When Demi Lovato tweeted about hating “saying goodbye” to loved ones on Friday, people assumed her beloved great-grandmother’s health had taken a turn for the worse. And while everyone held out hope that the 93-year-old woman would rebound and pull through whatever difficulty she was going through, she tragically succumbed to the struggle and passed away on Sunday.
The “Confident” crooner announced the loss of Mimaw on her Twitter page along with a beautiful picture of the two together.
RIP my beautiful angel.. Forever will never be the same without you. pic.twitter.com/72FtxkzRmh
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) May 30, 2016
Demi also posted the heartwarming photo on Instagram with a lengthy caption that read:
“This morning I lost my world and the world’s most special woman. I miss her more than words can even describe. There is an emptiness in my heart that only her spirit can fill and I pray that I will feel her by my side every single day until we meet again. I attribute my strength to her… She held on when she lost the love of her life… The one she was married to for 53 years. She smiled even though she lost a son just this year. She told everyone she loved them every single chance she got and she joked even when her strokes left her unable to speak properly. The smile that she had not only could light up a whole room but it most definitely lit up the entire nursing home. She was my great-grandmother but we were so close that I never knew it was possible that anyone could have the bond that we shared even 70 years apart. The pain I feel is almost unbearable but because of her strength I will power through it. The love and support I have received has been empowering and so special to me… I love all of you so much and I am forever grateful for the prayers, texts and fan art my Lovatics have made me. Thank you. Mimaw, I hope you are with Papa now… I hate that I can’t hear your voice but I love that you are no longer in pain. I love you so much and I miss you more than anyone could ever imagine. I’ll miss your smile, your wittiness, painting your nails and your kisses. I really do love you more. Rest in peace and most importantly rest in the Lord. #RIPMimaw”
Sadly, Mimaw’s death marks the eighth loss of a family member the 24-year-old has experienced in the past year. Her great-grandfather (Mimaw’s husband) died; her puppy, Buddy, was killed in a coyote attack; her Uncle Billy passed away; her friend, Chris Carney; her other dog, Spawn, also recently died.
RIP Mimaw; our thoughts and prayers are with Demi and her family at this tough time.
Demi’s dealt with a lot of loss in her life, including her best friend:
Demi Lovato has gone through many struggles in her life, most of which have been inspiration for songs. "Nightingale," one of the 23-year-old's most personal tunes, was written about the death of one of her "closest guy friends," Trenton Cole Bailey Stout. Demi's lifelong friend passed away at a young age, and while not many details surrounding his passing are available, the brunette remembers her "guardian angel" every day.