Trevor Noah Remembers Late Granny

"She gave me perspective"

By  | Sep 01, 2022, 03:20 PM  | Trevor Noah  | Drama

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Trevor Noah recently spoke so fondly of his late grandmother Frances Noah on the hit American talk show, The Daily Show. He spoke about how she would put things into perspective for him and the entire family, and that is one of the many things he will remember her by.

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Frances Noah passed away at 95 years old a few months ago. He recently shared a clip on IG where he spoke so fondly about her and the life lessons she taught him.

“She gave me perspective. I think that was something she always did for myself, for my family; she put things into perspective. When you have lived for nine decades, the perspective you have on progress ... progressive ideas on improving your life as a person, whatever it may be, the perspective you have is a really interesting one,” said Trevor in the Instagram video.

He added that Frances would tell him to never allow frustration to take over where progress can be made. This is one of the things he takes with him. In closing, he thanked her for making an appearance on The Daily Show, adding that her presence will always be remembered by viewers.

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He captioned the video with a message describing her bubbly character saying she would always wear a smile on her face. “That’s what [my Grandmother] left me. Always laughing, always remembering, always appreciating, and just trying to remember where you were, where you are, and where you’re trying to be.” 

Trevor revealed in his IG that she passed away in her sleep.

In a lengthy IG post, Noah wrote a heartwarming farewell message to the oldest member of the Noah family.

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

Noah said he cried for an entire week when she passed away saying she is the only woman who showed her unconditional love.

“I know many of you grew to love Gogo from afar and I thank you for the condolences and the 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.”

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