Jessica Mauboy's touching tribute as her grandfather dies
"We are forever grateful for the life you have provided."
Jessica Mauboy and her family are currently mourning the loss of their Bapa, her grandfather on her father’s side. He sadly passed away on September 14, 18 years to the day since his late wife's death.
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Jess shared the news with her fans on social media, posting a touching tribute to her Instagram Stories.
Writing in Indonesian, The Voice coach shared loving words for "the rock of our family" saying he had gone "home to meet Mama in heaven" and that she was "very grateful for the love and life lessons that you have given to me."
Switching to English, Jess continued her post to share a similar message.
"Today Bapa left us to be with Mama in heaven. On the same day Mama passed away 18 years later. Bapa we are forever grateful for the life you have provided," she wrote.
Jessica shares a tribute to her Bapa.
"Through your hard work and sacrifice, dedication and commitment, you created an amazing life for your family. Love you forever," she finished her post.
Jessica’s niece Saraya Mauboy - who recently appeared alongside her famous aunt on The Voice Australia - also shared a sweet tribute to her great-grandfather.
Sharing photos of herself visiting her Bapa now, and meeting him as a baby, Saraya wrote a simple tribute.
"Our King," she wrote. "I love you always Bapa, rest heavenly with Mama.”
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