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Frankie Grande of Big Brother learns of grandpas's death; to stay on Big Brother

Frankie Grande of Big Brother learns of grandfathers death
Frankie Grande of Big Brother learns of grandfathers death
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Early this morning Big Brother houseguest Frankie Grande's sister, Ariana Grande announced via her Twitter that their grandfather who had been ill for a while had passed away.

Frankie Grande grandfather dies
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Ariana posted that per her grandfather's wishes they would not let Frankie know while he was in the Big Brother house because the grandfather wanted him to stay and play.

Ariana Grande @ArianaGrande ยท 2h
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"

This afternoon production called Frankie in to the diary room and informed him of his grandfather's passing and gave them a letter that his sister and family had given him.

A sad and crying Frankie came out to his fellow houseguests to let them know and said that he was glad he talked to him before coming in the house and that the family must feel he is doing ok or they would make him leave the house.

In the letter they said they would have a memorial service once he left the house and that the funeral would be Saturday and that maybe they could have their own service in the house Saturday.

He talked about spending time with his family and how he thought he would be the one who would be the strong one for his family once his grandpa passed.

He is telling stories of his Nonna and grandfather and laughing with his houseguests.

He said he was happy that he had his houseguests surrounding him and loving him.

Frankie laughed as he read a part of the letter saying that;

"Grandpa said he was rooting for you Frankie and that he wanted him to stay in the house and win. Even though he did not know what was going on in the show."

Many on live feeds chat rooms are saying that this could help Frankie more in the show as people will feel sorry for him though some say it will not matter.

Regardless of what happens Frankie knows, he said his goodbyes before coming in house in case it happened and he is staying there with the support of his sister, mother, father and family.

We offer their family our condolences.

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