Lady Gaga's grandfather dies

2010-09-27 12:04

Lady Gaga’s World War II veteran grandfather has passed away at the age of 88.

Joseph Germanotta died two days after his pop star granddaughter had visited him at a nursing home in Lincoln Park, New Jersey.

The Alejandro hitmaker was comforted by rumoured boyfriend Luc Carl on Saturday where she was seen in New York looking downbeat.

Lady Gaga – real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta – has previously spoken about her love for her grandfather, dedicating the song Speechless to him at a concert in Nottingham, England.

Speaking at the gig in May, she said: "I don't always talk about my personal life but my grandpa's sick.

"I'm really close with my grandpa and he's really sick and he's in the States and my dad's with him.

"So I was, like, crying all day, really sad. So I thought I would be honest and tell you that's what's going on.

"So it's been one of those tough things that my grandpa's too old to come to my show, but I suppose if we sing loud enough, he'll be able to hear us. So this one's for you grandpa."

Joseph is survived by his wife of 57 years Angelina, and son Joseph.

The family has asked for donations to be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research instead of sending flowers.

Lady Gaga's grandfather has passed away at the age of 88.
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