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A country starlet loses both of her grandparents in less than 39 hours Instagram - Kelsea Ballerini
Instagram - Kelsea Ballerini

We have always heard those love stories, where someone passes away and their significant other essentially can’t live without them. We say they pass away from a broken heart. Yet, it’s a story that rarely hits too close to home.

Yet, today it has.

The entire country music industry is in shock at the news that country hit-maker Kelsea Ballerini has lost both of her grandparents in less than 39 hours.

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The story began Oct. 20, when Kelsea took the “CMT Artists of the Year” stage to share the news that her grandfather had passed away just one day before. “Thank you for the kind words,” Kelsea wrote in an Oct. 20 Instagram post. “It was an emotional day yesterday losing my grandpa, but an honor to stand on stage with his last name and do what I love knowing he had the best seat in the house. Me and my family appreciate the thoughts and prayers.”

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Less than 24 hours later, Kelsea shocked her fans with the news that her grandmother had also died. “Grandma joined grandad in heaven this morning,” Kelsea wrote in an October 21 Instagram post. “Married 62 years and only lived without each other 39 hours. That’s the kind of love we can all only pray to find and keep. Bittersweet few days losing them both, but smiling knowing they are together continuing their love story. Again, thank you for the thoughts and prayers to my family. Especially my daddy.”

We send our heartfelt condolences to Kelsea and her entire family during this devastating time.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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