Lady Gaga's Grandfather Passes Away
Lady Gaga's grandfather passed away on Easter Sunday at the age of 87. While many celebrities were having big Easter celebrations with their families, Lady Gaga was mourning the loss of a member of hers.
Gaga's maternal grandfather, Paul Douglas Bissett, Sr., passed away on Easter Sunday, just one week short of his 88th birthday.
According to his obituary, Paul was a retired insurance agent and also a well-known singer where he lived. He is survived by his wife, three children, four grandchildren (including Lady Gaga) and two great grandchildren.
Many of Gaga's Little Monsters have left heartfelt messages for the singer and her family on Paul's memorial page.
Gaga, who often talks about her close relationship with her family, lost her paternal grandfather Joseph Germanotta in 2010.
She later revealed that her song "Edge of Glory" was inspired by his last moments.
"The song was about how when my grandma was standing over my grandfather while he was dying," she told The New York Times. "There was this moment where I felt like he had sort of looked at her and reckoned that he had won in life. Like, 'I'm a champion. We won. Our love made us a winner."
Leave it to Gaga to make something so beautiful out of such profound pain.
We can't help but wonder if she already has something in the works to honor her grandpa Paul.