Lady Gaga is absolutely devastated over the passing of her best friend Sonja Durham. She was fighting for her life after battling cancer for quite some time. Gaga has posted a series of tributes and tear jerking messages in honor of her friend on social media proving just how precious life really is.
Gaga shared a photo of Sonja and her husband three days ago with the caption, "Watching one of my best friends in the world show unfathomable courage, strength, and positivity while battling cancer has really changed my life. Thank you Sonja for inspiring me and all of us everyday with your joy. I love you so much it brings tears to my eyes just to think of all the years we've spent together backstage running the show, taking care of each other.
You are one of a kind. I'm so proud of you. And you and Andre, your unbreakable beautiful love is what life is all about. You can see it in this photo. Wanted to share this with the world and show them what true beauty looks like. ❤#grigiogirls #sonjadurham @sonjad7777 I love you girl. I love you so much."
While it's unclear when Sonja actually passed away, Gaga has been mourning her loss for what seems to be the past couple of days. She shared a picture of herself and Sonja presumably before she had gotten diagnosed with cancer. There was no caption on this photo but we believe it speaks for itself and the bond that these two women had.
Gaga then shared another photo with a heartbreaking caption. This one was a real tribute to Sonja and the life she led. Gaga touches on the fact that even though they had so many memories together, it has just begun to hit her that new ones will never be made.
Gaga wrote, "I don't know how to put a price on a friendship. I'm not even sure how you can assess the size of its meaning, only really your heart truly knows and it's too special for words. I feel two competing feelings. Firstly, that I will live everyday with more passion, more determination, more compassion and more giving than ever before. Because that's who she was, and it's what drew us to each other, and I know it's what she always wanted for me. She had this incredible way of releasing me from the anchor of my own sadness that held me back, she loved me fearlessly while I learned how to cope with fame and stay inspired no matter how scared I was. She knew all I cared about was the music.
She made that ok. The other feeling I have is that of being robbed of the last 10 years of my life, friendship and career with her. Like someone took her from us, and with that taking took all the good times. I know that's not true, and I know that I have those memories forever, I'm just in shock that I will never have new ones with her. I'm in shock that I won't see her again until I pass too.
I vow to be a little stronger everyday for her because that's what she would have wanted, I vow to be stronger for anyone who's lost somebody to cancer. I'm a part of that family now. I vow to be a warrior for her and be a voice for cancer patients so the world can continue to improve the dialogue and the fight. I loved her. I still love her. And I love so much her husband Andre, stepson Sante, and friends. I made them some food yesterday. I will keep cooking. Cooking my soul until it understands this.
Last thing I told her, "Go find Joanne, Sonj." Somehow I think she did. @sonjad7777 #sonjadurham #grigiogirls."
The story is very tragic. Our hearts and prayers go out to Lady Gaga and Sonja's friends and family during this incredibly sad time. We can only hope that they find some peace in all of this knowing she is no longer fighting.