AceShowbiz - Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande have mourned the death of Aaron Spears via social media. Upon learning of Aaron's sudden passing, the "One Less Lonely Girl" singer and the "No Tears Left to Cry" songstress remembered the late Grammy-nominated drummer in heartfelt tributes.
On Monday, October 30, Justin made use of Instagram Story to share his condolences. The 29-year-old singer uploaded a video of him and Aaron showing off their skills in playing drums. Over it, he wrote, "We lost a beautiful man and inspiration to all of us drummers. @aspears prayers for your family and loved ones." He concluded, "You will be remembered and celebrated."
Giving a similar yet different take was Ariana who reposted one of Aaron's Instagram posts via Instagram Story on that same day. Along with it, she penned a lengthy message that read, "I can't wrap my head around this. We were all so incredibly lucky to know Aaron."
Ariana went on to gush, "The absolute brightest light of a human being. Always the kindest, always smiling. I am so honored and thankful that our paths crossed and to have spent so much very special time together. Thank you for your utter brilliance, for our laughs, and for your kindness always. I will miss your hugs." She further stated, "You are so, so loved and will be so very missed."
Earlier that day, Aaron's passing was announced by his wife Jessica in a statement released on his own Instagram account. "It is with a heavy heart and overwhelming sadness that I share the news of the passing of my beloved husband, Aaron Spears. Aaron was not only an incredibly accomplished drummer, admired by many for his unparalleled talent and passion for music, but he was also a devoted father to our precious son, August," Jessica wrote.
"His love, guidance, and warmth were the pillars of our family, and his absence leaves a void that words cannot describe," Jessica continued. "We were blessed to have him in our lives, and his legacy will live on through the beautiful rhythms he created and the love he shared with us."
Jessica additionally stated, "We appreciate all the thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please remember Aaron for the incredible person he was and the amazing music he brought into our world. At this time we ask for privacy as we work our way through this."
Aaron passed away at the age of 47 years old. Prior to his passing, he worked as a drummer for many famous stars, including Usher, Lady GaGa, Britney Spears and Ariana. He was nominated for a Grammy for his work in Usher's album titled "Confessions", which was released back in 2004.