Demi Lovato Mourns Death Of Friend In Hearbreaking Social Media Post: ‘Addiction Is NO Joke’

Demi Lovato is mourning the loss of a dear friend, and took to social media to express her grief.

On Wednesday, the 27-year-old singer shared an emotional post on Instagram Story, admitting she’s “devastated” over the recent death of friend Thomas.

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“Please hold your loved ones tight,” she wrote, accompanying a photo of her late friend. “Tell them they are special and that you love them. Make sure they know it. RIP to my boo @sirtruss.”

In another post, she added, “Addiction is NO joke.. heaven gained this beautiful angel last night because of that terrible disease. I’m crushed and will always miss you @sirtruss.”

Lovato is no stranger to battling addiction, having reportedly experienced a near fatal overdose last year.

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Shortly after the incident, she shared a statement with fans.

“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” she wrote. “What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.”

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