Twitter has been mourning the death of 97-year-old Helen Davis, better known as “Grandma Holla” from her viral videos on TikTok. Her granddaughter, Michelle Williams, made an announcement that Davis had passed away in her sleep.
In a short amount of time, Davis was able to reach many hearts through her videos and gained over 800,000 followers on TikTok for her reactions and commentary. While many are heartbroken by the loss of this beloved social media icon. Keep reading more
Who was Grandma Holla?
Davis began posting on TikTok in August 2021 when her granddaughter suggested she give it a try. Williams would often capture her grandmother’s relatable reactions and post them online which quickly caught the eye of many people. Even though she was 97 years old at the time, Davis was still full of energy and eager to share her views with others. She became an internet sensation with millions of views on some of her most popular videos like the one when she refused to swap out her beloved Frappes for protein shakes! Her reaction was priceless and truly showed how much personality this grandma had!
What was the cause of Grandma Holla death?
Grandma Holla recently passed away in her sleep, much to the shock and sorrow of her family. What many don’t know is the cause behind her death. She had been battling breast cancer for a long time and while she remained strong and spirited in her last videos, sadly the cancer was what finally took Grandma Holla away from us. In a YouTube live stream, her granddaughter expressed her gratefulness for all the happiness people had shared with grandma and thanked everyone for the smiles they put on hers face. What made it easier to bear was that grandma Holla passed away peacefully without being in pain or suffering further from the cancer, no longer dependent on morphine to hold onto life.
A True Icon
Grandma Holla quickly become an icon in many people’s eyes because she proved that age is just a number! She shattered stereotypes about what it means to be elderly by being active on social media and showing off her vibrant personality which only grew more vibrant as time went on. Despite being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, Grandma Holla never let anything bring down her positive spirit! That positive energy radiated from all of her videos which is probably why so many people were able to connect with them.
Funeral arrangements for Grandma Holla have not been announced, but they are expected to be shared on social media.
Funeral arrangements for Grandma Holla 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/BBQbtw69Lj— Fuckin Robitussin (@CrownBiaAgain) January 17, 2023
Tributes Pour To Grandma Holla Death
Noooooo 🥺😢😭 RIP Grandma Holla! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 https://t.co/fCufiT3HKV pic.twitter.com/3drz36tKwI— The 3rd Floor Captain (@MrGoodLyyfe) January 15, 2023
Rip to Grandma Holla our prayers are with your family 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/l3JuFGa5m0— Bigo Chronicles (@BigoChronicles) January 15, 2023
Black women like grandma holla is why i go so hard for the anti-ageism agenda. the love, personality, humor + community tht became of her presence on earth throughout 96+ yrs of her life is invaluable. may that queen rest in peace🤎 love and solace to her family 🙏🏾
Our favorite internet Queen is gone 💔 It has been confirmed by Grandma Holla family that she gained her wings 🕊️ Please keep her family in your prayers. Rest well Holla. Thank you for the smiles and laughters. You are forever in our hearts and memories. #GrandmaHolla
Ms Holla is still alive! It pisses me off that even though her family has contacted the ppl who are stating she has passed away, they refuse to take it down because they’ve gone viral. Folks really make me sick. Follow Lottery Frappe and Laughs for REAL updates from her family. ♥️ #GrandmaHolla #CussingGranny #MsHolla
Grandma Holla will be deeply missed but never forgotten; she left behind a legacy that will remain long after she’s gone. Her story serves as an inspiration to never let age or health issues stop you from living your best life and pursuing your passions no matter what they may be! Rest in peace Grandma Holla you will forever remain in our hearts!
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