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Yolanda Hadid shares touching tribute after her mother Ans van den Herik dies aged 78 following cancer battle

Yolanda revealed the sad news of her mother’s passing with a heartfelt message on Instagram (Picture: Rex Features)

Yolanda Hadid has shared a heartfelt message to her ‘guardian angel Mama’ after her mother passed away aged 78 following a battle with cancer.

Ans van den Herik, who was also grandmother to Anwar, Bella and Gigi Hadid, had raised Yolanda and her brother after their father was killed in a car accident when Yolanda was just seven years old.

She wrote: ‘RIP my guardian angel Mama, thank you for loving me the way the way that you did and for making me the woman that I am today.

‘On angel wings you were taken away, but in my heart you will always stay….. I can not imagine this life without you but I pray that I will hear you whisper in the tallest trees and feel your love in the gentle breeze…

‘When I miss you the most, our beautiful memories will hold you close… Our Love is eternal and you will always be with me and I will always be with you beyond the bounds of this realm.

Bella shared a photo of her on her grandmother’s lap as a child (Picture: Instagram)
Bella and Ans shared a close bond (Picture: Instagram)
Bella shared some of her treasured memories (Picture: Instagram)


‘Rest In Peace my beautiful mama, I will honor you for the rest of my days….. Until we meet again, I LOVE YOU, Yolanda.’

Yolanda shares a series of black and white photos of her mother in her native Netherlands when she was young, with the first seemingly in her 20s or 30s as she leaned against a motorbike, showcasing where Gigi and Bella get their impeccable sense of fashion in a stylish checked coat.

She also shared photos of Ans with family pets when she was younger and pictures of her as a baby and toddler.

Bella Hadid also took to Instagram to share a tribute to her grandmother, posting ‘I wish I could hug you right now’ alongside a photo of her with Ans, as well as a picture of her nan reading to her and Gigi when they were younger.

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