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'Big Brother 16' news: Frankie Grande's grandfather dies possibly affecting game

Frankie Grande
Frankie Grande
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Frankie Grande is doing great in the "Big Brother 16" house right now but things look like they could be changing. On Tuesday, TMZ shared the news that his grandfather has passed away. He has been sick for a while and was fighting cancer, but he has now died. His famous sister Ariana isn't planning to tell him though. This will make it where he stays in the house and since he can't contact the outside world he won't know until he goes home.

Grandpa knew that if he passed away Frankie would leave the show. He wants his grandson to have a chance to win it all so reports are that he made one wish before he died. He asked Ariana to keep his death a secret so that Frankie can enjoy his time on the game and maybe win it all. He doesn't want him to leave "Big Brother 16" because of his death.

Ariana doesn't really understand this decision but she is doing what her grandpa wanted. He didn't want Frankie to leave the house to say his last goodbyes to him either. The love for his grandson achieving a big dream was more important to him than anything. Frankie was very close to his grandpa.

She went to Twitter to explain it today and said, "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." It sounds like Ariana is very close to her brother but she is going to listen to her grandpa and do what he wanted her to do.

This means that Frankie Grande should be staying in the "Big Brother 16" house regardless of what is going on right now. He will continue to play the game and when he is sent home that is when he will find out the news. It probably won't be until the season is over because Frankie can either make it to the end or will end up on the jury so he won't get the chance to talk to the outside world either.

Update: They went ahead and told Frankie but he won't be leaving the game because of it.

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