Pop diva Madonna upset over grandmother`s death

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2011, 09:06 AM IST

London: Madonna is emotionally upset following the death of her beloved grandmother Thursday.

The pop legend`s maternal grandmother Elsie Mae Fortin passed away at a care home in Bay City, Michigan, reports a website.

Fortin helped raise the singer after Madonna`s own mum lost her battle with breast cancer in 1963.

The star, who flew to Michigan Friday for Fortin`s funeral, has refrained from commenting on the tragedy.

A statement from Madonna`s publicist Liz Rosenberg reads: "I`m sorry, but Madonna will not be issuing any statements or conversing with the media regarding her grandmother. It is a totally personal matter to her".