Miley Cyrus has revealed that her beloved grandmother Loretta Finley, who she affectionately called “Mammie,” has passed away.
The 27-year-old singer took to Instagram to share a slideshow of photos and videos of her grandma, along with a touching message.
Loretta was the mother of Miley’s mom Tish Cyrus.
“Even though you are gone…. NOTHING has or ever will change. You will FOREVER be my inspiration and fashion icon. Even more than that the ultimate model of being a true LIGHT in a dark world. You are sunshine,” Miley wrote in part.
In the post, Cyrus included a video of her grandmother supporting her at the red carpet for her 2010 movie The Last Song.
The interviewer on the red carpet told Cyrus that he had a “lovely conversation” with Finley, who insisted he call her “Mammie,” which made Cyrus smile. “She is the fiercest person I know, that is all I know, she is my inspiration and fashion icon,” Cyrus said at the time.
Finley meant so much to the singer that in 2013, Cyrus revealed she had gotten a tattoo in her grandmother’s honor.