‘Stranger Things‘ star Millie Bobby Brown is mourning after losing her grandmother, who has died following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Brown, best known for her portrayal of ‘Eleven‘ on Netflix’s series, took to Instagram in order to announce the passing of her grandmother Ruth and said goodbye to her with a deep tribute. The young actor posted a black and white video that sees her kissing her grandmother, and added a lengthy caption alongside the video.
In the caption, Brown wrote that she can’t stop crying, at the same time, she laughs when she remembers the memoirs, having shared with the grandmother. Then she added that “Alzheimer’s is evil” by referring to her grandmother’s tough struggle with the disease.
“It’s cruel. Taking away someone’s ability to remember memories and then how to function as a human being. It’s so hard to sit there and watch.”
Later, the 16-year-old star addressed her grandmother directly and gently asked to protect her, like she did when Brown was a little kid. She listed many beautiful memories she experienced in her nanny’s sweet house, and then revealed a heartbreaking detail:
“I couldn’t come home to give you one last snuggle because of Covid-19.”
Brown, who was unable to say goodbye to her beloved granny in person due to novel coronavirus, kept in touch with her with the help of FaceTime during the lockdown period, according to what she declared. In FaceTime sessions, she sang songs to grannie even she was sleeping.
The actor concluded her tribute, which was dedicated to Ruth, by describing her as her “guardian angel” and added:
“There’s no forgetting a soul like this one. I hope time will somewhat heal. But for now, I’ll hug mummy and watch videos of us singing and dancing.”
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There’s no words that make sense right now. There’s no feeling to pin point. Loss is something so complex and I go thru spells where I cant stop crying and then I laugh about all the memories and then sit quiet and try to comprehend what happened. Alzheimer's is evil. Its cruel. Taking away someones ability to remember memories and then how to function like a human being. Its so hard to sit there and watch. i’ll always be your millie moos. I hope u watch over me and protect me like u did when I was little. I loved you more than anyone could ever love. Ill tell everyone about you and the lessons u taught me. Ill thank you every day for the laughs and memories u gave me all through out my life so far. My whole life has been amazing and ive enjoyed so many aspects of it, But what ive come to realize, is waking up in nanny ruths house, with the smell of sweet porridge and honey in the middle, with the news playing on the tv and the washing hung up on the line. The cats walking around and the kids playing outside. Id give her the biggest hug and say “ill see u later”. As I played outside with all of the children for hours and hours. She would sit there by the window and say “dont go too far” “stay nearby” “its time to come in”. Id run inside and ham, bread, chips, and beans would be on my plate with a capri sun and we’d sit opposite each other and id tell her what I did that day. After dinner, I usually sang to her or we’d figure out some cross word puzzle as I sat on her lap. Midnight would come and we would lay in bed and she’d tell me stories about her memories as a child and what living through World War 2 was like. I couldn’t come home to give u one last snuggle because of Covid-19 so FaceTime was all that we had. I sang to you as much as my voice could take it, even when u were sleeping. These are memories ill never forget. She is truly my guardian angel. I love you nanny. Theres no forgetting a soul like this one. I hope time will somewhat heal. But for now ill hug mummy and watch videos of us singing and dancing. Rest easy x