Trevor Noah has paid tribute to his grandmother, Frances “Gogo” Noah, who died on Thursday.
The Daily Show presenter captioned a quiet video of the two posing for a photo: “How can I smile for a photo when I don’t have teeth?”
The comedian shared on social media that his grandmother died peacefully in her sleep earlier this week. He added she had “blessed us with one final Mother’s Day which she enjoyed to the fullest”.
“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” tweeted Noah.
Gogo Noah had appeared on her grandson’s Comedy Central show, and he often mentioned her on The Daily Show.
Noah described his grandma and the impact she had on him and others in a Twitter discussion.
“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,” he tweeted.