Ariana tweeted: "thaaaanks to my best friends who stayed up with me all night talking and helped me pull myself together temporarily this am. flyin back home," adding, "only reason I made this twelve hour trip is grandps told me he wanted me to always be professional & fulfill my business commitments :("
She broke the sad news, explaining: "thank you for your continuous love & light over the past few weeks... we did lose my favorite person to ever exist yesterday, my grandpa :'("
Ariana added: "if only y'all knew how amazing he was.. my [heart] hurts so much. It's beyond broken :'( but I got to hold his hand and watch him find his peace. this is the hardest thing imaginable but I'm so grateful that I got to spend this time with him & my family. taking care of him & loving him"
She thanked everyone again for the support and explained her grandfather's view on Frankie continue on Big Brother, tweeting: "we thank you so much for the continuous love...asked grandps last week if he wanted us to pull frankie off bb & he said 'no way! he's gotta play the game even tho i don't understand it'"