Andre Dubois confirmed the news on Friday (May 19) by saying she passed away “peacefully and beautifully” at her home.
Gaga wrote the song “Grigio Girls” about
Sonja, and then she dedicated her performance of “The Edge of Glory” to her pal at Coachella last month.
Gaga wrote an emotional tribute to
Sonja on her Instagram account on the day of her death.
“Watching one of my best friends in the world show unfathomable courage, strength, and positivity while battling cancer has really changed my life,”
Gaga wrote. “Thank you Sonja for inspiring me and all of us everyday with your joy. I love you so much it brings tears to my eyes just to think of all the years we’ve spent together backstage running the show, taking care of each other. You are one of a kind. I’m so proud of you. And you and Andre, your unbreakable beautiful love is what life is all about. You can see it in this photo. Wanted to share this with the world and show them what true beauty looks like. ❤#grigiogirls #sonjadurham @sonjad7777 I love you girl. I love you so much.”
We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to
Gaga and all of
Sonja‘s loved ones during this difficult time.
Source : http://www.justjared.com/2017/05/20/lady-gagas-friend-sonja-durham-dies-after-cancer-battle/