Katy Perry took to Instagram on Monday to announce that her grandmother has passed away at the age of 99--just days after the singer revealed she was expecting her first child with Orlando Bloom. "My sweet Grandma...departed this earth yesterday," Perry wrote alongside pics of her and grandmother Ann Hudson. "A lot of what I am is because of my father...and he is because of her. She started it all, as she used to remind us and I’m so grateful she did." She went on to gush that Hudson "survived the Great Depression and raised three kids on her own as a seamstress, making G-strings for showgirls and other such characters in Vegas. She was always authentically herself, funny and full of all the sweet cozy things you think of when you think of grandmas...She was a wonderful grandma and I will forever carry some of her in me." The 35-year-old pop star also jokingly added, "Grandma probably had a glass of her favorite blush wine ready upon arrival to this afterlife...and a most fashionable look, jewels included, naturally."
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