Rihanna’s beloved grandmother Clara Brathwaite, known by family members as “Gran Gran Dolly,” died of cancer yesterday.

Known for her wild antics, Rihanna showed a softer side this morning as she tweeted photos of her beloved grandmother.

Rihanna also retweeted this, taking comfort in these words.

Fans express their condolences to Rihanna and her family.


Woman beater and barroom brawler Chris Brown tweeted his condolences.


Chris Brown’s mother also tweets her condolences.

We at Twitchy send our deepest condolences to Rihanna and her family in their time of loss. May they be comforted by the memories of their beloved “Gran Gran Dolly.”

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