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Demi Lovato's Great-Grandmother Passes Away: "I Lost My World"

by Leena Tailor 7:57 PM PDT, May 29, 2016
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Demi Lovato has penned a heartfelt tribute to her great-grandmother, who passed away this morning.

The "Confident" singer shared a moving, black-and-white photo showing her laying side-by-side with her "Mimaw," who had suffered from strokes.

"This morning I lost my world and the world's most special woman," the pop star captioned the image on Instagram. "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."

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The 23-year-old attributed her strength to her Mimaw, praising her ability to hold on and keep smiling, even after the death of Lovato’s grandfather, last year, then her Uncle Jeff’s passing in January.

"The smile that she had not only could light up a whole room but it most definitely lit up the entire nursing home," continued Lovato. "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."

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 a part. 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

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The singer indicated that a loved one was doing poorly in a series of Tweets posted on Friday, including one that read, "I hate saying goodbye," followed by another stating, "But at least I get to say it."

Following her gran’s death, she posted a collage of photos on Twitter.

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