Demi Lovato is mourning the death of her grandfather Perry.
The singer paid tribute to her grandpa Wednesday on Instagram after Perry, who was a preacher, died following a long illness.
Lovato shared a slideshow of photos that included a picture of her grandpa kissing her cheek on the red carpet and a snapshot of him delivering a sermon.
In the caption, Lovato expressed her sorrow that her family won’t be able to hold a “proper funeral” for her grandfather for a while due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Woke up to the news that my Grandpa Perry passed away early this morning. He’s been sick for a couple years now so although I’m relieved he is out of pain, it still hurts to think our family won’t get to say goodbye with a proper funeral for a while. But that’s the reality during this pandemic,” the star said.
Lovato’s boyfriend, Max Ehrich, showed his support with praying hands and heart emojis in the comments.
Perry was father to Lovato’s mom, Dianna De La Garza, who honored her dad in a post on her own account.
“Sure am gonna miss you, Chief,” she wrote. “I’m broken-hearted but happy that you’re no longer suffering here on earth. You were the best Daddy in the whole world. I’ll love you forever.”