Big Brother producers broke the news to Ariana Grande's brother that his grandfather passed away. Frankie Grande's grandpa died Tuesday, but Ariana obeyed his final wish to keep his death secret from Frankie and allow him to continue on the show. But last night producers passed a note to Frankie from his family which revealed the sad news. According to bloggers watching the live feed, Frankie broke down in tears and shared the news with everyone else in the house. It's extremely rare for Big Brother producers to break quarantine and allow contestants news from the outside world.