Lin-Manuel Miranda's Grandmother Dies on Christmas Day

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"My heart is in pieces and that's where it's gonna be for a bit," the playwright wrote on Twitter.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s maternal grandmother passed away on Christmas Day, according to the Grammy Award-winning playwright. Miranda took to Twitter to pay tribute to his late grandmother, Abuela Mundi.

“My heart is in pieces and that's where it's gonna be for a bit,” Miranda posted, along with black-and-white portraits of Mundi.

Miranda had a close relationship with his grandmother, who even inspired the character Abuela Claudia in his musical In the Heights.

This story first appeared on Billboard.com.