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On Thanksgiving, the "Best I Ever Had" rapper tweeted the news to fans, writing, "Rest in peace to my grandmother Evelyn Sher. What a day to go...thankful to have had the times we did."
Drake, real name Aubrey Graham, had a close bond with his grandma and mentioned her in his song "The Resistance" and sung about her on an unreleased track "The Winner." He rapped in the tune: "Yeah, and in the name of Evelyn Sher/I'll forever forgive anybody that never was there/For me, no other woman could ever compare/My angel I hope heaven's prepared for whenever you there."
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Evelyn also appeared on the end of Drake's 2011 song, "Look What I've Done." At the end of the song, Evelyn tells her grandson, "All I can say Aubrey is, I remember the good times we had together and the times I used to look after you and I still have wonderful feelings about that. So God bless you, and I hope I'll see you."
The two also were featured in a deleted scene from Drake's 2010 MTV documentary, Drake: Better Than Good Enough. In the clip, Drake visited Evelyn in a nursing home after signing to Universal Motown/Young Money.
According to the photographer via MTV, Drake and his grandmother shared a sweet exchange while cameras were filming. After talking about crossword puzzles, Drake told Evelyn that he had signed a deal and now had millions of dollars in his account, asking her what she would like, now that he could buy her anything in the world. "How about a hug and kiss?," she reportedly told him. And Drake did just that, kissing her on the forehead and embracing her in a picture that was captured.
Boombox wants to send our condolences to Drake and his family.
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