Trevor Noah loses his gogo!

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Trevor and his gogo, Frances Noah.
Trevor and his gogo, Frances Noah.

THE Daily Show presenter Trevor Noah has lost his gogo, Frances Noah (95).

He took to social media to share that they buried her on Thursday, 12 May, and that he had been crying all week.

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

He said his gogo had the best memory of them all, even at her old age and that her home was a refuge.

“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,” he wrote.

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“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,” he continued.

When visiting Mzansi in 2018, Trevor and his The Daily Show crew visited her house in Soweto, where they spoke about their family and the apartheid regime.

Posting about her death, he said he knew some had grown to love his gogo and thanked them for messages of condolences.

“I know many of you grew to love gogo from afar, and I thank you for the condolences and 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,” concluded Trevor.


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