Shortly After the Birth of His Son, Louis Tomlinson Loses Close Family Member

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For years, fans have adored Louis Tomlinson‘s grandfather, Keith. When Louis was dating Eleanor Calder, Keith never hesitated to call out fans on twitter for their rude tweets or address speculation that his grandson is homosexual. Moreover, he was always supportive of Louis and Eleanor’s relationship. Just based on the elderly man’s tweets, it was easy to see where Louis got his sassy tendencies from.

Sadly, Keith Tomlinson recently passed away. Since his Twitter has been inactive for a few days, the reason for Keith’s passing is unclear. Louis’ sister, Phoebe, confirmed the heartbreaking news on her Instagram, posting an older photo of her and Keith along with the caption “RIP grandad Keith. You were so kind Grandad!!” When news broke online, fans quickly rallied together on Twitter to show their support for the One Direction singer. Over the weekend, Directioners trended the hashtag #RIPKeith to send their condolences to Louis and his family.

Since then, fans have also shared some of their favorite quotes and tweets from the 1D granddad:

Louis has yet to comment on the news, but we’re sending our prayers to the entire family. Considering Louis’ son, Freddie, was born last month, we’re sure this is a bittersweet time in his life.

Check out Louis Tomlinson’s adorable father & son Instagram picture:

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