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Ariana Grande's brother, Frankie Grande, is currently a house-guest on one of my favorite shows, Big Brother.  Yesterday, his Grandfather passed away and Ariana shared the news on twitter.  The family had also decided NOT to tell Frankie the news because his Grandfather had requested that they did not.

Though Ariana Grande was keeping her grandfather's death a secret from her brother, Big Brother producers broke the news to Frankie Grande on Wednesday.

Frankie's grandfather, who died Tuesday, said he didn't want his grandson to know about his impending death, because he wanted him to stay on the show. But on Wednesday producers passed Frankie a note revealing the sad news. Frankie reportedly broke down in tears and shared the news with everyone else in the house.

Big Brother producers don't usually allow contestants to get news from the outside world.

My thoughts are with you during this difficult time, Frankie!  Hang in there and win the big prize for your Grandpa!