(LINCOLN PARK, NJ) -- Pop star Lady Gaga's ailing grandfather has passed away. Britain’s Daily Mail reports that Joseph Germanotta died Friday at the age of 88. According to an obituary on the website for the New Jersey newspaper The Star-Ledger, Germanotta was “self-employed and had served in the Army during World War II.” Gaga, who visited him at a New Jersey nursing home earlier in the week, is listed as one of his survivors under her given name, Stefani. Last May, Gaga dedicated a performance of her song “Speechless” to her grandfather during a concert in England.
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