Reggaeton star Nicky Jam mourns the death of his grandmother and remembers her in heartfelt social media post.

By Lena Hansen
November 20, 2017 05:14 PM
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Reggaeton star Nicky Jam is mourning the death of his grandmother. In a heartfelt post on Instagram, the singer showed his affection for his abuela, whom he called his angel. “Today my grandmother went to heaven. She was 91 years old. She was my grandma, my mom and now she is an angel that watches over me from the sky. I will miss you so much, your great advice, the coffee you made in the morning, your food, those long conversations. I love you. May you rest in peace,” he shared on Nov. 19 with an endearing photo of himself kissing her forehead.

Nicky Jam’s career is on fire. He wowed the crowd with his performance of “El Amante” at the Latin Grammy awards last week, and he’s recently rolled out successful collaborations with Shakira (“Perro Fiel”) and Daddy Yankee and Romeo Santos (“Bella y Sensual”). No matter how in-demand he is, the singer would make always make time to visit his grandma, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, in Puerto Rico. In recent posts, he expressed sadness that she couldn’t recognize him the last few times he saw her.

The 36-year-old singer of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent did not reveal the details of her death, but seemed devastated by her loss. He shared a black and white portrait of himself looking sad and pensive with no caption on Nov. 19. His followers commented on the image, showering him with love and support.

The artist, whose real name is Nicky Caminero, is turning to his his wife Colombian model Angelica Cruz, 35, at this difficult time. He married Cruz in a romantic ceremony in Medellin in February. “She is the only person that makes me feel real in this surreal life in the music industry,” he told Reuters about the love of his life. “Everything is crazy and she makes me feel secure and like a normal human being. She is really kind and I said: ‘I have to keep her.’ I had many bad relationships in the past, nobody like her. She is a jewel. So I said: ‘I’m going to marry this woman in front of the whole world.'”

The singer is currently on tour with reggaeton duo Plan B.