Rihanna Donates $1.75M To Barbados Hospital In Honor Of Her Late Grandmother

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Rihanna is giving back to honor her late grandmother, who she called Gran Gran Dolly.

According to E! Online, the singer has donated $1.75 million to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, in the name of her grandmother, Clara "Dolly" Braithwaite.

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The hospital's radiation department will be renamed the Clara Braithwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine.

"This was my way of giving back to Barbados, in a form of philanthropy, by assisting the QEH in its continued modernization program…I believe that this will have a huge impact on the people of Barbados. This was all done to save lives or at least extend them," the singer said in a statement to E!.

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Rihanna shared the news of her grandmother's death in June on Twitter, writing, "Goodbye #grangranDOLLY get your beauty rest until I see you."

The singer also honored her grandmother by getting a tattoo across her chest after Dolly lost her battle with breast cancer.

-- Jesse Spero

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