Joseph Germanotta: Lady Gaga’s Grandfather Dies at 88

September 26, 2010

Sadly, Joseph Germanotta, Lady Gaga’s grandfather, is dead at the age of 88. He reportedly died on Friday, September 24, 2010. The pop singer and her boyfriend Luc Carl got to visit him two days before his death at the nursing home he was living at in New Jersey. Read more about this sad story below.

Lady Gaga

It wasn’t all that long ago that the pop icon revealed that her grandfather Joseph Germanotta was ill to all of her little monsters at a concert. She told the audience that she had been “crying all day” because her grandpa was “really sick” before she dedicated the song ‘Speechless’ to him.

She went on to say:

“So it’s been one of those tough things that my grandpa’s too old to come to my show, but I suppose if we sing loud enough, he’ll be able to hear us. So this one’s for you grandpa.”

Tears are welling up in my eyes just reading this. I realize that some people out there see this woman as invincible and almost goddess like because of her talent, fortune and fame, but love is the one thing that connects us all, and it’s apparent that Gaga had a lot of admiration and love for her departed Granddad. My thoughts go out to her and her family at this sad time in their lives.

There has been no word yet on when the funeral will be held.

We would like to offer you our comment section to leave your condolences…His wife of 57 years, Angeline, as well as his son Joseph and granddaughters – Stefani and Natali, survived WWII veteran Joseph Germanotta.

Gaga reportedly wrote the song speechless for her ill granddad. As a tribute you can watch a live acoustic version of the song by playing the video below. Also, click on the picture to enlarge.

Lady Gaga

Picture: PR Photos

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10 Responses to “Joseph Germanotta: Lady Gaga’s Grandfather Dies at 88”

  1. 1
    Ali12 Says:

    my condolences gaga! im so sorry may ur grandfather rest in peace.

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    Stacy Says:

    At least he lived a long life, and got to see his Granddaugter become famous! Best wishes to his family.

  3. 3
    Joan Says:

    So sorry for Gaga…

  4. 4
    Sull Says:

    My condolences go out to Lady GaGa and the Germanotta family.

  5. 5
    Ashley Says:

    Awww. Poor GaGa. Your little monsters send condolences and all their love.

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    Jeanette Says:

    Condolences to all of the Germanotta family…

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    Brenna Says:

    Actually that song was written for her father who had to have open heart surgery to save his life.

    Condolences to MotherMonster… :( RIP Grandfather GaGa Xxxx

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    Rachelle Says:

    Thoughts go out to her family.

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    Gilmer Says:

    we are congratulated to the grandad germanotta for her fantastic granddougther, our condolences to Angeline and all her family

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    Miriam Says:

    My condolences!