Ariana Grande’s Brother, Frankie, Learns of Grandfather’s Death on ‘Big Brother’

Producers alerted the “Big Brother” Houseguest, as seen on the show’s Live Feeds, allowing him to read a letter from his family

Frankie Grande

It’s been a tough week for Ariana Grande’s brother, Frankie, in the “Big Brother” house. He was dethroned as Head of Household during Tuesday’s episode, and then he got some heartbreaking news on Wednesday. Producers on the show let him know that his grandfather had passed away.

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As seen on the show’s Live Feeds, Frankie received a letter from his family detailing what happened. Baby sister Ariana was watching and Tweeting as he reacted.

Ariana announced to her fans via Twitter that her grandfather had passed away after a battle with cancer on Tuesday. Before his passing, she got the hashtag #PrayForGrandpaGrande trending. On Wednesday night, it had been replaced with #RIPGrandpaGrande.

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Ariana was able to be with her grandfather during his last moments, while Frankie had the love and support of his fellow Houseguests in CBS’s “Big Brother” house.