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Ariana Grande and her family suffered a tremendous loss this week with her grandfather's passing. But while the Grande family patriarch is gone, Ariana has been making sure that he won't be forgotten with a series of sweet tweets, letting fans know how great of a man he was.

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Despite this sad news, Ariana's brother Frankie, who is a current contestant on "Big Brother," is not expected to be pulled off the show -- this according to one of their grandfather's last wishes.

"Asked grandps last week if he wanted us to pull Frankie off bb & he said, 'No way! He's gotta play the game even though I don't understand it,'" Ariana tweeted on Wednesday.

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Ariana, 21, drops her sophomore album, "My Everything," on August 25.

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