“Rest In Peace Ans!”: Gigi and Bella Hadid mourn the loss of their beloved grandmother Ans van den Herik.


Gigi and Bella Hadid’s beloved grandmother Ans van den Herik had passed away at the age of 78 after battling cancer for a long time.

The Hadid family went on to social media to share this heartbreaking news on August 30. Herik was the grandmother of Bella and Gigi Hadid and the mother of American-Dutch actress Yolanda Hadid. 

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Bella and Gigi social response:

Everyone in the family was in the utmost grief after the death of the eldest member of the family. Gigi Hadid posted a series of posts including throwback pictures of her and her grandmother. 

In the first post, she wrote OMA FOREVER. In the second post, she called her grandmother an Angel Queen and revealed that she battled cancer six times in her life. 


Bella Hadid also went onto Instagram and posted a video of her and her grandmother. With the caption saying that her beautiful grandmother is now resting in peace. She continued by saying that her grandmother also taught her many things in life. Bella also added that she is not able to process the idea that she will not be able to hug her grandmother again. 

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💔RIP my guardian angel Mama, Thank you for loving me the way the way that you did and for making me the woman that I am today. On angel wings you were taken away, but in my heart you will always stay….. I can not imagine this life without you but I pray that I will hear you whisper in the tallest trees and feel your love in the gentle breeze… When I miss you the most, our beautiful memories will hold you close… Our Love is eternal and you will always be with me and i will always be with you beyond the bounds of this realm Rest In Peace my beautiful mama, I will honor you for the rest of my days….. Until we meet again, I LOVE YOU Yolanda

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Other family members response:

Herik’s daughter Yolanda also went onto Instagram to post a series of black and white pictures of Herik along with a heartwarming caption. 


Mohamed Hadid the father, of Bella and Gigi Hadid, also posted an emotional post for Herik, praying for her soul.