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Ariana Grande’s singing career is going better than ever, but the pop star experienced a personal tragedy this week.

Her grandfather passed away this week, and the “Break Free” singer has been tweeting about the loss of her family member.

“[T]hank you for your continuous love & light over the past few weeks… we did lose my favorite person to ever exist yesterday, my grandpa,” she wrote.

Grande shared that her grandpa always taught her to “be professional and fulfill my business commitments.”

She took some solace in known that she “got to hold his hand and watch him find his peace,” but she’s clearly still distraught. On Wednesday, she tweeted:

Grande also posted two photos of herself with him, one in a baptismal dress as a baby and one with her as an adult.

Our thoughts are with Ariana during this difficult time. Follow her on Twitter @ArianaGrande for more updates.