Demi Lovato is mourning the loss of her grandfather, who died Wednesday morning.
In an Instagram post, she shared the heartbreaking news with her over 86 million followers.
“Woke up to the news that my Grandpa Perry passed away early this morning,” she captioned a series of photos. “He’s been sick for a couple years now so although I’m relieved he is out of pain, it still hurts to think our family won’t get to say goodbye with a proper funeral for a while. But that’s the reality during this pandemic.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it nearly impossible to hold memorial services given social distancing guidelines outlined by experts.
“This man loved God FIERCELY and was one of the best preacher’s I’ve ever had the honor in witnessing spread the word of God,” Demi continued.
“I love you Grandpa,” she added. “I’m sorry we didn’t take more pictures together but I have so many memories to make me smile until we meet again someday. Rest easy.”
By Meghan Stone
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