Our hearts are breaking for Zayn Malik and his family. The singer's maternal grandmother (Trisha Malik's mom) has passed away.
Zayn's sister Waliyha shared a message, tribute, and throwback photo from happier times on her Instagram.
"R.I.P to my grandma I love you more than anything in the world my angel," she wrote along with her photo. "It was so hard to see you struggle the way you have been😥but I know your in a better place now with my granddad he'll be so happy to see you after so many years😔."
#StayStrongZayn and #StayStrongMalikFamily both trended on Twitter, after fans flooded social media with messages of support. Zayn sent out a tweet of his own to thank fans for their kindess.
Thank you for your support and love .. My grandma was a beautiful person and will be missed dearly x— zayn (@zaynmalik) January 6, 2016
Our thoughts are with the entire family at this time.
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