American actress, Demi Lovato is mourning the loss of her great-grandmother whom she affectionately refers to as Mimaw.
Gbedu magazine reveals the 23-year-old singer and songwriter who rose to stardom with her role in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock, wrote of the loss as she shared a photo of herself laying beside the lifeless body of her great-grandma: ‘I miss her more than words can even describe. There is 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,’ Demi continued to say of her departed family member.
Demi who lost her great-grandpa last September further wrote of her closeness to the late great-grandma, whom she says was 70 years older than she is.
‘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 a part,’ she mourned.
The singer thanked her fans and well-wishers for their support through the grieving period, as she finds a reason to stay strong: ‘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,’ the singer continued. ‘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.’