Lamb of God's frontman Randy Blythe is mourning the death of his grandmother, who passed away on Thursday (August 5th) at age 100. Blythe's grandmother had been in hospice for almost three weeks and Blythe's family would sith with her in shifts.
He wrote via Instagram, “Yesterday morning, my Grandma died. It was my shift, & I’d stayed up with her until the wee hours, talking to her, singing for her, & holding her hand. Sometime around sunrise, very soon after I dozed off, she let go & peacefully slipped away. When she died, I was asleep in a chair right beside her- she did not leave this world alone, without family by her side. I woke up & saw that she was gone- I was so happy & honored to be with her until the end.”
He continued, “Grandma lived to be 100 & 1/2 years old. She had a good run for sure & had been ready to go for a while (she had told us as much), but her body just wouldn’t quit. She was, to put it mildly, a tough old bird- a week ago, I asked her “How are you feeling Grandma?” “Not too good,” she said, “But it could be worse.” She was in hospice for almost 3 weeks, & during those last 3 weeks I watched her body change as it finally begin to shut down. For a while, she was suffering- the nurses were magnificent, doing everything they could to minimize her pain, but a 100 year-old body just hurts. During that time, my family was present, holding her hand through rough spots & comforting her the best that we could. All of us came to her- she got to see everyone before she left.”