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The Bachelor star Ben Higgins shares a heartfelt tribute to his WWII veteran grandfather

The Bachelor star Ben Higgins shares a heartfelt tribute to his WWII veteran grandfather who passed away last week at 95 years of age

The Bachelor star Ben Higgins is in mourning, after losing his beloved grandfather last week at 95 years of age.

The 32-year-old Indiana native, who appeared on Season 20 of The Bachelor in 2016, shared a number of photos and videos of himself with his WWII veteran grandpa.

He also shared a heartfelt post about what his grandfather meant to him throughout his life. 

Mourning: The Bachelor star Ben Higgins is in mourning, after losing his beloved grandfather last week at 95 years of age

‘Over the last few days I have been processing the loss of my grandpa. He was 95 years old when he passed last week,’ Higgins began. 

‘If he knew it or not I looked up to my grandpa in all that he did. His approval and attention always mattered to me,’ he added.

Higgins, who now hosts the Almost Famous podcast with Ashley Iaconetti, added he, ‘admired him and watched carefully his every move. He was a larger than life personality to all of us and he seemed to have an influence on everyone around him.’

Processing: 'Over the last few days I have been processing the loss of my grandpa. He was 95 years old when he passed last week,' Higgins began

Processing: ‘Over the last few days I have been processing the loss of my grandpa. He was 95 years old when he passed last week,’ Higgins began

The reality star added his grandfather, ‘made people laugh, he told stories better than anyone I have ever met, and he had an appreciation for life that lasted him until his last days.’ 

‘My grandpa Higgins who was a WWII veteran is someone who will forever be a type of super hero in my mind,’ he added.

Higgins also shared a few photos and videos of him and his grandfather, adding the videos were the ‘last time in person with him.

Storyteller: The reality star added his grandfather, 'made people laugh, he told stories better than anyone I have ever met, and he had an appreciation for life that lasted him until his last days'

Storyteller: The reality star added his grandfather, ‘made people laugh, he told stories better than anyone I have ever met, and he had an appreciation for life that lasted him until his last days’

‘He drove me around in his new gator and I would want to remember him in no other way. Until his last breath he was moving fast, taking risks, and making us all laugh along the way,’ Higgins said.

‘With a tear in my eye but a peace in my heart I say rest in love grandpa and may your legacy forever go on within the Rocking H,’ he added. 

‘One day soon I hope to go back to Buffalo, Wyoming and thank you for the memories created,’ the author said.

Grandpa's Gator: 'He drove me around in his new gator and I would want to remember him in no other way. Until his last breath he was moving fast, taking risks, and making us all laugh along the way,' Higgins said

Grandpa’s Gator: ‘He drove me around in his new gator and I would want to remember him in no other way. Until his last breath he was moving fast, taking risks, and making us all laugh along the way,’ Higgins said

He added that, ‘You won’t see me get married but I promise you believe it or not it will happen and I am a very lucky guy,’ referencing his engagement to Jessica Clarke.

‘From helping me harvest my first deer to teaching me how to build a fence I love you gramps and remember to always keep your powder dry,’ Higgins concluded.

Higgins wrote a memoir entitled Alone in Plain Sight: Searching for Connection When You’re Seen but Not Know which was published in February. 

Author: Higgins wrote a memoir entitled Alone in Plain Sight: Searching for Connection When You're Seen but Not Know which was published in February

Author: Higgins wrote a memoir entitled Alone in Plain Sight: Searching for Connection When You’re Seen but Not Know which was published in February

Thanks: 'From helping me harvest my first deer to teaching me how to build a fence I love you gramps and remember to always keep your powder dry,' Higgins concluded

Thanks: ‘From helping me harvest my first deer to teaching me how to build a fence I love you gramps and remember to always keep your powder dry,’ Higgins concluded

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