Liam Payne has missed being at his grandfather's funeral due to his commitments to the One Direction 'Take Me Home' tour.

Devestated following the passing, Liam received a huge amount of support from fans who took to social media website Twitter to show they were thinking of him, leading to the hashtags "#RIPGrandpaPayne" and "#StayStrongLiam" trending..

The star later wrote on his own page to thank his fans for their kind words, writing: "Thanks for everyone's support at this hard time obviously this has been a tough few weeks for me I've never been through anything like this."

Liam dedicated the track 'More Than This' to his grandfather whilst on stage in Australia, as he was not able to be with his family during this difficult time.

One Direction - which includes Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - kicked off the Australian leg of their 'Take Me Home' world tour in September.

They took to the stage last night (02.10.13) at the country's culture capital Melbourne performing at the Rod Laver Arena and are set to do so again tonight (03.10.13).


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