CNN International Correspondent Larry Madowo is mourning the death of his grandmother Francesca Madowo.

In a tweet seen by, the journalist said that he has lost a light out of his life and feels like his heart has been ripped from the chest.

Larry described the departed grandmother as the family matriarch and his comedy partner.

"My grandmother, the family matriarch, our heartbeat, my comedy partner, the dearly loved Francesca Madowo has joined the ancestors.

I am numb. My heart has been ripped from my chest. Light has gone out of my life. Nind gi kwe, min Omollo," he wrote.

The death of Larry Madowo's grandmother comes a few weeks after he disclosed that she had been hospitalised with Covid-19 and was on ventilator.

He also revealed how he had lost close relatives to Covid-19 including his uncle because of lack of the vaccines.

Madowo said that the grandmother had been on a ventilator for 4 weeks and each time he received a call from home, he feared it could be the worst.

I always fear that they're ringing to say that my grandmother has died. She has been on a ventilator for four weeks and my anxiety is near breaking point,” said Larry on CNN.