Lady Gaga praises fans for their kindness as she continues to mourn the death of her friend Sonja Durham


Lady Gaga has a debt of gratitude for her Little Monsters.

On Wednesday, the 31-year-old pop star revealed that since wrapping filming on A Star Is Born, she has been taking time to mourn the death of Haus of Gaga's managing director, Sonja Durham, who died in May after battling cancer.

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"Just wanted to say a loving thank you to monsters and fans of @sonjad7777 all over the world," Gaga wrote in a lengthy caption that accompanied a nearly makeup-free selfie of the singer. "I want to say of all the things you have been there for me and my family and friends for, this one really left me speechless while also taking me by surprise."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Lady Gaga arrives at the The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Lady Gaga attends The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Lady Gaga is seen in Midtown on February 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett pose in the press room at the 57th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Lady Gaga seen on the streets of Manhattan on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Lady Gaga is seen on December 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK NY - NOVEMBER 26: Lady Gaga sighting on November 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: Lady Gaga is seen on November 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 25: Singer Lady Gaga arrives at the 'VIP ROOM' Club on November 25, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 25: Singer Lady Gaga arrives at the 'VIP ROOM' Club on November 25, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Singers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform at Grand'place on September 22, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga is seen leaving Park Hyatt Hotel on November 6, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Lady Gaga is seen on November 23, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 05: Lady Gaga is seen leaving Park Hyatt Hotel on November 5, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 01: Singer Lady Gaga arrives at the 'OMEGA' studio on November 1, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 01: Singer Lady Gaga arrives at the Matignon restaurant for a Halloween party on November 1, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Lady Gaga leaves her Central London hotel on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Keith Hewitt/GC Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23: Lady Gaga is seen leaving the Box Club, Soho on October 23, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Niki Nikolova/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Recording artist Mary Wilson, Jennifer Hudson, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform onstage during Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life - An All-Star GRAMMY Salute at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on February 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life - An All-Star GRAMMY Salute held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on February 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga onstage during the Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life - An All-Star GRAMMY Salute held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on February 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Lady Gaga attends Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life - An All-Star GRAMMY Salute at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on February 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Lady Gaga poses in the press room at the 57th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Lady Gaga poses at the The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Lady Gaga poses at the The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Artists Tony Bennett (L) and Lady Gaga onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Singers Lady Gaga (L) and Tony Bennett attend the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 30: Recording artists Tony Bennett (L) and Lady Gaga hold their first performance together in Las Vegas at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on December 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. on December 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/WireImage)
NEW YORK NY - DECEMBER 18: Lady Gaga sighting on December 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: A Lady Gaga lookalike attends Tumblr's Year In Review 2014 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on December 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Tumblr)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Lady Gaga is seen leaving her hotel on December 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: Michael Bearden and Lady Gaga attend the 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on December 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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Further praising her fans, Gaga shared what she learned about herself during this emotional time. "What I have realized is that my true life dream above all things was to spread peace and love as far as possible through music," she continued. "Thank you for keeping that community in tact, not just for me, for yourself, or for Sonja, but thank you for the example of kindness you show to the world."

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Gaga concluded her post with a proclamation. "It is not how many followers you have, how skinny or beautiful by other peoples standards that matters. Truly it's the best parts of you on the inside that you choose generously to share with your sister or brother that makes you beautiful," she noted. "That's what counts. That is your legacy. That is how you leave your mark. Transferring your positive energy to those around you, and watching it multiply."

In honor of her late friend, Gaga wrote the song "Grigio Girls," and also dedicated her hit, "Edge of Glory," during her performance at Coachella in February.

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