By Justin Enriquez For Dailymail.com
Published: 15:33 BST, 10 October 2019 | Updated: 17:20 BST, 10 October 2019
Demi Lovato is mourning the loss of a friend who struggled with addiction.
The 27-year-old singer took to her Instagram Story on Wednesday night to pay tribute to her friend named Thomas.
The posts come nearly 15-months after she was hospitalized due to a drug overdose and she shared black and white snaps of her 'boo' with a heartfelt tribute caption.
She wrote: 'Devastated. Please hold your loved ones tight. Tell them they are special and that you love them. Make sure they know it. RIP to my boo @sirtruss [three heart emojis]'
Sad: Demi Lovato, 27, took to her Instagram Story on Wednesday night to pay tribute to her friend named Thomas
'Devastated': The posts come nearly 15-months after she was hospitalized due to drug overdose as she shared black and white snaps of her 'boo' with a heartfelt tribute caption
As she is in recovery herself, she urged her 74.5million followers to ask for help if they or someone they know is struggling with addiction.
Lovato continued: 'Addiction is NO joke. heaven gained this beautiful angel last night because of that terrible disease. I’m crushed and will always miss you @sirtruss. If you or someone you know is struggling please know it’s okay to ask for help.'
In July 2018, the Sober singer was found unconscious in her Hollywood home.
Emergency services arrived at Demi's home late in the morning of July 24 and brought her to the hospital after she suffered a heroin overdose, TMZ alleged.
'Addiction is NO joke': As she is in recovery herself, she urged