Rihanna's Grandma Dies After Long Illness: "Goodbye Gran Gran Dolly!"

1 July 2012, 11:47 | Updated: 1 July 2012, 12:15

The 'You Da One' star has also received messages of condolence from Chris Brown and his mother.

Rihanna's grandma passed away yesterday following a long battle with cancer, and the 'We Found Love' singer took to Twitter to share memories and pay tribute to her.

The 'You Da One' star's gran Clara Braithwaite, more commonly called Dolly, had been staying in New York for treatment recently, with Rihanna taking time out from her busy schedule earlier this month to spend time with her.

"Goodbye #grangranDOLLY get your beautify rest until I see you," Rihanna tweeted last night (30th June). "#grangranDOLLY that is all."

Rihanna then shared a series of recent and old photos of her grandma with fans on Twitter, as well as receiving condolences from both ex-boyfriend Chris Brown and his mother, Joyce Hawkins.

View a picture of Rihanna spending time with her grandma Dolly below (Credit: Twitter):

Rihanna and Grandma

"Praying for family and the lost loved one," 'Turn Up The Music' singer Chris posted. "She was like my grandmother. Love you GRAN GRAN! RIP."

"@rihanna ANGEL MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW. LOVE YOU ANGEL," Chris' mum and manager Joyce Hawkins tweeted to the 'Where Have You Been' star, who then replied, "thank you! Love u mama."

Despite the loss Rihanna still went ahead with her scheduled performance at the Peace and Love festival in Sweden, following her recent stay in the UK last week to start working on her seventh studio album.