"Rest in peace to one of the coolest, funniest and most sophisticated men I've ever known, my grandfather, Lee Baxter!" Ellington wrote on Instagram over the weekend. "He's such an important figure in my life and I'm so thankful for him. I shall be celebrating his life this week. #RIPLEE."
He also shared a precious collage of throwback photos of himself with his grandparents in memory of his grandfather, and the snaps are just too sweet.
It's always difficult to lose a family member, but we're so glad that Ellington was able to make so many memories with his grandpa.
Our thoughts are with Ellington and his relatives at this time. Share your own best wishes for the family in the comments section below.