'Big Brother' Frankie Grande's Eulogy for His Grandfather Is A Moving Tribute to a Great Man
It was a sad day Wednesday when the world learned that Frankie and Ariana Grande had lost their grandfather, Frank, on Tuesday. After a day of speculation on whether Big Brother houseguest Frankie would be informed of his grandfather's passing, he was called into the Diary Room and given the sensitive news privately on Wednesday evening. Frankie, who is known to be a very family-oriented person, then received a letter from his family, informing him of the details of his grandfather's death. His family's letter ultimately encouraged him to stay in the game and play for his grandfather. Since he can't be with his family at this time, Frankie decided to give a eulogy for his grandfather on Big Brother After Dark Wednesday night.
It is heartbreaking to hear that Frankie feels bad that he can't be there for his family the way he was when his aunt passed away six years ago, as he was the only one strong enough to deliver her eulogy. Hopefully it will bring Frankie and the rest of his family some comfort to honor his grandfather in this way.
... In the Kabbalah, we meditate on three letter sequences ... and I want thinking of which one to use for my grandfather and it was 'contacting departed souls', and that was the first time that it actually subsided in me that he is no longer here ... But I'm gonna be strong, and I'm gonna win HOH, and I'm gonna win this game ... I'm gonna go be strong now ... Rest in peace, Frank Grande, one of the most remarkable men to ever live on this earth, and thank you for all that you taught me ... Thank you for being the greatest role model a grandson could ever have.
... Time to go win Big Brother.
Despite being offered the opportunity to grieve privately for the day, when Frankie first heard the news he returned to the other houseguests and shared the devastating news. He was immediately consoled by the other houseguests and shared stories about his grandfather's life, like how he went to work every single day up until Frankie moved into the Big Brother house (at 90 years old), or how he was in World War II, and how he was even friends with boxer Rocky Graziano. The other houseguests were extremely comforting and listened passionately to Frankie's grandfather's life, because despite being competitors, they have also formed a bond and a friendship that allows them to be each other's support system.
You can watch the video below to listen to Frankie's stories about his grandfather and see him interact with the other houseguests after he was given the news.
Our thoughts are with Frankie and his family during this difficult time.
Image: Frankie Grande/Instagram