Millie Bobby Brown pens beautiful tribute to her grandmother who died from Alzheimer’s… as she reveals she had to say goodbye on FaceTime due to COVID-19
Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown shared a heartbreaking tribute to her grandmother on Tuesday.
In her touching post, the 16-year-old actress revealed the sad news that her beloved gran passed away after suffering Alzheimer’s. She also described some of her treasured memories of staying at her grandmother’s house when she was a young child.
Alongside a clip of the British actress embracing her gran, Millie began: ‘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.
Loss: Millie Bobby Brown wrote a heartbreaking tribute to her grandmother on Tuesday after she passed away from Alzheimer’s
‘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.’
She continued, ‘i’ll always be your millie moos. I hope u watch over me and protect me like u did when I was little.’
Millie spoke of her love for her grandmother, as she wrote, ‘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.’
Millie went on to describe her stays at ‘nanny Ruth’s house’ and how much fun they would have together.
‘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.
Bond: In her Instagram post Millie, 16, talked about her fond memories staying at ‘nanny Ruth’s house’
‘i’ll always be your millie moos’: The Stranger Things star shared a sweet clip of her giving her grandmother a kiss
Kisses: ‘I couldn’t come home to give u one last snuggle because of Covid-19 so FaceTime was all that we had.’ Mille revealed
‘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.’
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Millie explained she wasn’t able to be with her grandmother in her last moments.
‘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.
Millie ended her note, ‘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’
Dream: Millie recently revealed she would love to play late soul singer Amy Winehouse on the big screen
Meanwhile, Millie has said she wants to play Amy Winehouse in a biopic. The Enola Holmes actress revealed that she is keen to portray the late singer on the big screen, even though she was just seven years old when Amy passed away in 2011 at the age of 27.
In a recent video for Netflix Latinoamérica, Millie was asked which historical figure she’d like to bring to life on the screen, to which she answered: ‘I wouldn’t say she’s historical but I would love to say Amy Winehouse.
‘I personally think she is like an icon to R&B and blues and basically the whole culture of music. I just love her music and I really was impacted by her whole story – so I would love to play her.’
The actress is seen here at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January before the pandemic took hold