Loss is always hard, but it’s often harder for celebrities who constantly have the world watching. Yes, death is a part of life, but imagine grieving while in the public eye? Unfortunately, through the years, some of our favorite celebs like Austin Butler, Sabrina Carpenter, Harry Styles and Ariana Grande have had to experience the death of a loved one. Whether it was their parent, grandparent, siblings or significant other, putting a tribute on social media isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially with millions of followers.

Louis Tomlinson, for example, didn’t speak out about his sister Félicité‘s death until a few months after it happened. He’s also spoken publicly about his mom Johannah Deakin‘s death after battling cancer.

“After I lost my mum, every song I wrote felt, not pathetic, but that it lacked true meaning to me,” the musician explained while chatting with The Guardian in September 2019. “That whole dark side I’ve gone through, it sounds stupid to say, but it gives me strength everywhere else in my life, because that’s the darkest siit that I’m going to have to deal with. So it makes everything else, not feel easier and not less important, but, in the grand scheme of things, you see things for what they are, I suppose.”

The former One Direction member also opened up about moving on from the grief.

“There’s no time for me to be sat feeling sorry for myself. I’ve been to rock bottom and I feel like, whatever my career’s going to throw in front of me, it’s going to be nothing as big or as emotionally heavy as that,” he added in the same interview. “So, weirdly, I’ve turned something that’s really dark into something that empowers me, makes me stronger.”

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Demi Lovato took to Instagram and posted a heartfelt tribute for their grandfather, Perry, just after he passed in July 2020.

“This man loved God FIERCELY and was one of the best preacher’s I’ve ever had the honor in witnessing spread the word of God,” they shared via Instagram at the time. “I love you, Grandpa. I’m sorry we didn’t take more pictures together but I have so many memories to make me smile until we meet again someday. Rest easy. Love you.”

Although it’s hard for stars when someone close to them dies, their fans are always there to send well wishes. In order to remember those who have passed, J-14 decided to round up all the celebrities who have unfortunately had a family member pass away. Scroll through our gallery to see them all.

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