Lady Gaga Celebrates Late Best Friend Sonja Durham's Birthday in the Sweetest Way

Lady Gaga, 2017
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Lady Gaga attends the Gaga: 'Five Foot Two' photo call during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Tiff Bell Lightbox on Sept. 8, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.

Lady Gaga honored her late best friend Sonja Durham -- who passed away in May after battling breast cancer -- the best way she knows how by celebrating what would have been Durham's 42nd birthday on Saturday (Oct. 7). 

Gaga posted several odes on social media, sharing with her Little Monsters and the world just how important it was to her to remember her friend and former director of Haus of Gaga. Gaga previously paid tribute to Durham on her Joanne album with the track "Grigio Girls" ("I was 23/ She was 35/ I was spiralin' out/ And she was so alive.")


I -- you forever Sonja. #breastcancerawareness #womenempowerment

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Also over the weekend Gaga took to Twitter on Friday night (Oct. 6) to share other matters dear to her heart. Namely, that her mother, Cynthia Germanotta had been featured by Refinery29 for her work with the family's foundation. "This is my mom, such a powerhouse in the mental health stratosphere & true a warrior for me #BeKind @BTWFoundation," she tweeted along with the story link. 

In the feature, Germanotta (who co-founded the Born This Way Foundation with her daughter) is quoted as saying, "I listened to my children, but I really didn’t understand where they were coming from... It’s one thing to listen. It’s another to really understand what your child is saying to you."

Gaga will hold an Instagram live on Tuesday (Oct. 10) for World Mental Health Day. "Please joins me at 4pm PST to meditate/sit quietly/pray/or do any practice of your choosing," she wrote. "My intention is to remind us that the world is one body, and that we are all connected. And the calmer each of us are individually, the calmer the world will be."



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