Katy Perry paid tribute to her grandmother Ann Pearl Hudson after she passed away Sunday at age 99.
Perry shared a Spotify link to “Deep Peace” by Bill Douglas on Twitter, writing:
She then posted a lengthy message on Instagram alongside numerous photos.
The caption included: “She was a wonderful grandma and I will forever carry some of her in me.”
See Perry’s full post below.
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I don’t know when a soul enters a new vehicle but if there is an afterlife where there’s a waiting room of the coming and going my mind wonders if the soul that is waiting to come into my world is getting a kiss on the forehead from my sweet Grandma that departed this earth yesterday. My heart hopes so. If she is able to speak with the soul in waiting the conversation would probably include “are you sure you wanna pick this wild group?!” There would most definitely be some sarcasm, a witty quip or two… tbh grandma probably had a glass of her favorite blush wine ready upon arrival to this afterlife… and a most fashionable look, jewels included, naturally. 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. Family… is there to show us what love can be… sometimes that journey of finding the love is tough to get to AND through but if you can open your heart and let the light lead the way you will find that incomparable love. Ann Pearl Hudson was a fighter. She survived the Great Depression, raised 3 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 gave me crisp dollar bills in hallmark cards, she let us eat her favorite almond cookies from the 99 cent store while we asked questions about the different fans she had displayed on her walls. She was a wonderful grandma and I will forever carry some of her in me. When my whit comes out, that’s Ann. When my authenticity comes out, that’s Ann. When my stubbornness comes out, hell, that’s Ann. When my fighter spirit comes out, that’s Ann. When my style comes out, that’s Ann. May she rest in deep peace and kiss the forehead of the soul to come and let them know everything is gonna be OK, especially now that they have gained an angel to look over them ♥️♠️
Hudson was a favourite among Perry’s army of fans after she appeared in her 3D concert film “Part Of Me”.
Fans sent their condolences online.
Perry spoke about her grandma during an appearance on “The Project”.
She shared, “In my immediate family, it’s the first we’ve dealt with a loss.
“She was 99 and I got to say goodbye and tell her I was with child before I came to Australia, actually, and I knew there was a chance, while I was here, that she would pass on.
“I don’t believe that anyone ever leaves us, I think her soul is still around and I feel it very much around and as one soul is coming into the world, another is departing,” the pregnant star added, according to 10 Daily.
The tragic news comes just days after Perry confirmed she was expecting her first baby with fiancé Orlando Bloom.
Perry made the comments while talking about celebrating International Women’s Day.
Bloom is already dad to a son, nine-year-old Flynn, whom he shares with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.