A legend lost. Katy Perry is mourning the death of her grandma Ann Pearl Hudson less than one week after revealing her big pregnancy news with fiancé Orlando Bloom. Although the singer has a lot going on, she took a moment to slow down and honor her family matriarch.
“A song for Grandma. May she rest in deep peace,” the 35-year-old wrote on Twitter with red heart emojis during the early hours of March 9. The “Roar” artist shared the track “Deep Peace” by Bill Douglas to honor her late family member.
Fans grieved with the songstress during this difficult time. “Stay strong, [baby]. We’re sending you and your family our prayers. We love you,” one person responded. “Grandmothers are so important and integral to our lives and our daughters. Huge love to you,” another comment read. “We love you and Ann so much. She went up there on International Women’s Day, huh? Seems pretty fitting. Sending lots of love and light to your whole family,” a separate user wrote.
Katy shared more about her sweet grandma on Instagram. “I don’t know when a soul enters a new vehicle,” she began a lengthy caption to accompany a slew of photos of Ann. “But, if there is an afterlife where there’s a waiting room of the coming and going, my mind wonders if the soul that is waiting to come into my world is getting a kiss on the forehead from my sweet Grandma that departed this earth yesterday. My heart hopes so.” She noted that her grandmother lived through the Great Depression and raised three kids on her own as a seamstress making “G-strings for showgirls and other such characters in Vegas.”
“A lot of what I am is because of my father … and he is because of her,” the Grammy nominee divulged. “She started it all, as she used to remind us, and I’m so grateful she did.” The “Never Worn White” singer also acknowledged that she gets her “authenticity, stubbornness, fighter spirit and style” from Ann.
“Family is there to show us what love can be … sometimes that journey of finding the love is tough,” she added in her post. “If you can open your heart and let the light lead the way you will find that incomparable love.”
RIP Grandma Ann.