Paris Hilton Mourns Grandfather Barron Hilton’s Death: ‘I Always Wanted To Make Him Proud’

Paris Hilton is paying tribute to her late grandfather.

Hilton, 38, mourned the death of her grandpa Barron Hilton, 91, who died on Thursday morning. Barron died of natural causes, according to a press release.

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Hilton honoured her grandfather on Instagram. “I am deeply saddened by the loss of my grandfather Barron Hilton,” she captioned a collection of family photos. “He was a legend, a visionary, brilliant, handsome, kind and lived a life full of accomplishment and adventure.”

“Ever since I was a little girl I have looked up to him as a businessman,” she continued. “I feel so grateful to have had such an incredible mentor. I always wanted to make him proud.”

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The two shared a touching moment days before his passing. Hilton was able to tell her grandfather “how much of an impact he had on my life.” She concluded, “His spirit, heart and legacy will live on in me.”

Barron is survived by his eight children, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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