Miley Cyrus' grandmother has passed away aged 85, the star revealed on Saturday.The Midnight Sky singer, 27, took to Instagram to mourn the loss of
Miley Cyrus’ grandmother has passed away aged 85, the star revealed on Saturday.
The Midnight Sky singer, 27, took to Instagram to mourn the loss of her grandma, Loretta ‘Mammie’ Finley, whom she praised as her ‘inspiration’ and the ‘ultimate model of being a true light in a dark world’.
In a touching tribute, that featured pictures and videos of her loved one, she wrote: ‘Even though you are gone…. NOTHING has or ever will change. You will FOREVER be my inspiration and fashion icon.
‘You will forever by my inspiration’: Miley Cyrus penned an emotional tribute to her grandma Loretta ‘Mammie’ Finley on Saturday, after she tragically passed away
‘Even more than that the ultimate model of being a true LIGHT in a dark world. You are sunshine. Everyday I wake and see that fiery ball in the sky I will see your face.
‘Then say a prayer thanking heaven above for giving me the best grandmother a girl could ever be gifted.
‘I will miss you for the rest of my life…. I will keep your spirit here by continuing to do good for others and treating them the way we all desire to be treated.
‘With an infinite amount of the same gentle kindness you displayed daily. We will ache everyday you are not with us…. (sic)’
Tribute: Miley praised her grandma as her ‘inspiration’ and the ‘ultimate model of being a true light in a dark world’
Moving: Miley shared a number of snaps on Instagram to mourn the loss of her grandma
Touching: Miley added in her tribute, ‘You are sunshine. Everyday I wake and see that fiery ball in the sky I will see your face’
Reminiscing: Miley shared a fun snap where she posed with her grandma in a dazzling shoot
Loretta was the mother of Miley’s matriarch Tish, and in 2013 the singer got a photo of her grandma’s face tattooed on her foreаrm.
Miley added on her Instagram stories: ‘To my fans: I know it feels like I disappeared that last few days…. but someone that means more to me than words can say the same. I am completely heart broken.
‘My Mammie is gone but never forgotten. She has always been a legend and will continue to live on thru love, compassion and kindness.
‘When I grow up… I hope to be just even a sliver of the incredible woman my Mammie was… and is. She could never ever be erased.
Candid: Miley went on, ‘I will miss you for the rest of my life…. I will keep your spirit here by continuing to do good for others and treating them the way we all desire to be treated’
Sweet: Miley also shared a video of her grandma on the red carpet of one of her films
In mourning: Miley added on her Instagram stories that she was ‘completely heartbroken’ by the loss as she endeavoured to be ‘just even a sliver of the incredible woman my Mammie was’
The sad news comes after the Miley recently said she thinks she’s become ‘super tough’ and more resilient after spending years in the spotlight.
She said: ‘I was thinking about how I’ve gotten pretty tough and sometimes I struggle with that.
‘I struggle with my own strength because I definitely don’t want to become calloused and cold. I feel like I’m a very warm, let-love-in-really-easy person and I really don’t want that to change, but in a way I’m super tough.
‘And yesterday I was thinking, but love is tough. Life is tough.’
Rest in peace: Miley added, ‘My Mammie is gone but never forgotten. She has always been a legend and will continue to live on thru love, compassion and kindness’
Poignant: Miley shared a video of her Mamie listening to her play a song that she wrote for her, and was later released on Younger Now
Always supportive: Miley also shared a video of her grandma at a Hannah Montana event
Miley also thinks she’s reached a stage in her life and her career where she doesn’t have anything left to prove.
She added: ‘Sometimes I feel like rebellion comes when you feel like you have something to prove. And at this point I just am so secure and whole again that I don’t feel like there’s really anything for me to prove anymore.
‘I have all the respect and dignity that’s always been so important for me to claim, especially from where I’ve come from. I thought it was just so important for me to gain that.
‘When I walk into a room, people think of me as an artist. And now I feel by having that security, I don’t feel so rebellious or like I have anything to prove.’
Family: Miley’s grandma pictured with (L-R) Trace Cyrus, Brandi Cyrus, Noah Cyrus, Tish Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus in 2010
Looking back: Miley also posted a sweet video of her grandma dancing with her and her sister