Tue. May 24th, 2022

Our deepest condolences to award-winning South African born comedian Trevor Noah who lost a loved one.

“This morning our family laid to rest the oldest member of our clan Frances Noah, or as most of us referred to her, Gogo,” he wrote.

Trevor’s grandmother has passed on aged 95 years old. Trevor says every moment he got to spend with his grandman was magical.

“My grandmother was born in 1927 and even though she was 95 years old, she still had the best memory of us all. Every moment spent with her felt like a magical journey through time where she would recount all of the family’s greatest joys, losses, achievements and milestones. ”

Her house in Soweto, according to Trevor wasn’t just a home but a place of refuge.

“Her house in Soweto wasn’t just a home, it was a refuge, a place where other women would come when they had no other place to go, a place where members of the community would gather to pray together every single week, a place where everyone was guaranteed to feel the love emanating from her mighty chest.”

The host of The Daily Show thanked everyone for the messages of condolences they’ve sent his way. He revealed that he cried all week.

“I know many of you grew to love Gogo from afar and I thank you for the condolences and the blessings you’ve sent in her memory. I’ve cried all week celebrating the greatest “movie” I’ve ever watched. A story that began with my first breath and ended with her last. A woman who showed me the truest definition of unconditional love. She passed away peacefully in her sleep and even blessed us with one final Mother’s Day which she enjoyed to the fullest.
Hamba Kahle Gogo,” posted Trevor Noah on Instagram.

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