Louis Tomlinson, the One Direction member, is said to be mourning the loss of his step-grandmother, Margaret, who died over the weekend.
There was an outpouring of support from fans after his stepfather, Mark, wrote on Twitter: “The birds are singing today. Rest in Peace my beautiful Mum. I’m going to really miss you.”
Keith Tomlinson, his grandfather, wrote that “there was never one day in 47 years of being married to me that Mrs T didn’t tell me she loved me,” which was retweeted tens of thousands of times.
“So much love from you for Mrs T. You have been so kind to me today. I thank you all from the bottom of my breaking heart,” he added.
The Sun reported that Louis Tomlinson is mourning her death and is “grief-stricken.”
Tomlinson has not been seen in public since around Christmas. It has been reported that he is likely with his parents and siblings.
And he has not issued a statement about his grandmother’s death.
The cause of Margaret’s death has not been revealed.
Over the weekend, thousands of Twitter users offered condolences.
“She’s at peace now the angel is finally where she belongs #StayStrongLouis #RIPLouisGrandma,” wrote one.
“I would like to dedicate my 25K tweet to louis’ grandma heaven gained an angel,” added another.
“My heart is broken. – Pip #RIPLouisGrandma,” wrote another.
Added one: “#ripgrandmatomlinson we love you. Thank for making our baby so happy and being there for him. Prayers go out to the family.”
Louis Tomlinson recently celebrated his 22nd birthday Dec. 24.