Singer & songwriter John Legend lost his 91-year-old grandmother on February 1 and took to Instagram to pay tribute to her who inspired the Academy Award-winning artist throughout his entire life.
To mourn his grandmother, Marjorie Maxine Stephens‘ passing, he went to Instagram with a series of photos that shows the cherished moments the two shared. Alongside the photos, Legend declared that Stephens left this world on the first day of February, “just a few days after her 91st birthday.”
Instead of writing distressing words, the Golden Globe winner expressed his gratitude for the life she shared with her family. Legend continued:
“She was the most caring and conscientious grandmother you could imagine. She was active and full of curiosity and energy until her final days. She always had a story to tell and words of encouragement and love. She supported us and rooted for us unconditionally.”
The ‘All of Me‘ hitmaker then added Stephens was with him during he was getting his first Grammys. Stating she was huge support both for him and the entire family, Legend concluded his words as follows:
“We are the family we are, the individuals we are because of the love she poured into us. We are sad to lose her but most of all so appreciative of the full, blessed life she lived. May she Rest In Peace after running a great race. 💗💗💗💗💗”
Following the abovementioned post, Legend’s industry friends jumped into the comments section to send their condolences. Here some of them:
“I’m sorry for your loss bro. What a wonderful long life she lived!!! And will continue through your family!” wrote, Charlie Puth.
“So beautiful!!! Blessings brother!! 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜” added, Alicia Keys.
“My condolences to you and your family” said, D-Nice.