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Demi Lovato posts heartbreaking message after her 'Mimaw' dies

Demi Lovato said goodbye to one of the most important people in her life Sunday morning — her 93-year-old great-grandmother, "Mimaw."

This morning I lost my world and the world's most special woman. I miss her more than words can even describe. There is an emptiness in my heart that only her spirit can fill and I pray that I will feel her by my side every single day until we meet again. I attribute my strength to her.. She held on when she lost the love of her life.. The one she was married to for 53 years. She smiled even though she lost a son just this year. She told everyone she loved them every single chance she got and she joked even when her strokes left her unable to speak properly. The smile that she had not only could light up a whole room but it most definitely lit up the entire nursing home. She was my great-grandmother but we were so close that I never knew it was possible that anyone could have the bond that we shared even 70 years a part. The pain I feel is almost unbearable but because of her strength I will power through it. The love and support I have received has been empowering and so special to me.. I love all of you so much and I am forever grateful for the prayers, texts and fan art my Lovatics have made me. Thank you. Mimaw, I hope you are with Papa now.. I hate that I can't hear your voice but I love that you are no longer in pain. I love you so much and I miss you more than anyone could ever imagine. I'll miss your smile, your wittiness, painting your nails and your kisses. I really do love you more. Rest in peace and most importantly rest in the Lord. #RIPMimaw

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The pop star knew the end was coming, and in recent weeks, she reached out to fans and asked for prayers on social media. But knowing it was coming didn't make it any easier.

"This morning I lost my world and the world's most special woman," Lovato wrote in a heartbreaking tribute on Instagram. "I miss her more than words can even describe. There is an emptiness in my heart that only her spirit can fill and I pray that I will feel her by my side every single day until we meet again."

Until then, she intends to weather her grief as just as her Mimaw — who'd recently lost her husband of 53 years and her son — weathered her own.

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"She told everyone she loved them every single chance she got and she joked even when her strokes left her unable to speak properly," Lovato explained. "The smile that she had not only could light up a whole room but it most definitely lit up the entire nursing home."

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"Mimaw, I hope you are with Papa now," the 23-year-old wrote. "I hate that I can't hear your voice but I love that you are no longer in pain."

Then, in one last message dedicated to Mimaw, she added, "Forever will never be the same without you."

In the days before her great-grandmother's death, Lovato urged her fans to cherish their loved ones while they can.

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