Demi Lovato’s Great-Grandfather Dies, Singer Pens Emotional Post About Losing Another “Buddy”

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Demi Lovato has had a rough couple of months. The singer — whose dog Buddy died back in July — is now mourning the loss of her great-grandfather.

"My two favorite Buddy's are now playing in Heaven. My heart is absolutely broken and I can't even begin to imagine a world without my Papa but I know one day we'll meet again and that's what keeps me going," Lovato, 23, captioned an Instagram photo of the two on Monday, Sept. 28.

"I hate writing this… But RIP Papa," she continued. "I miss you so much already. I love you. Please keep my Mimaw in your prayers."

Lovato has received an outpouring of support since sharing the sad news. "Stay strong baby girl, my thoughts are with you and your family. I'm gonna pray for all of you. RIP," one commenter wrote.

A second fan added: "So sorry for your loss Demi, I know they're both happy where they are now."

Last month, Lovato shared a sweet Instagram photo of her Papa resting next to her Mimaw in bed. "How precious is this??? Mimaw (my 93 year old great-grandmother and Papa (my 88 year old great-grandfather) holding hands and still so in love," she captioned the black-and-white pic. "It's so beautiful… Married over 50 years and he STILL looks at her this way..I love them so much."

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