Nan from Kapiti who shot to internet fame sadly passes

It was just a month ago that Jarryd Stoneman, moko of the Kapitit nan who went viral after dancing with him, posted that Nan was retiring from internet stardom and wanted to thank everyone for watching their videos and gave all her fans a chance to say goodbye to her.

And now, it is with great sadness that Jarryd has shared that Nan has passed away.

"My best friend has finally decided it's time to leave us," he wrote. "It's hard to come to terms with, it's hard to believe and it hurts but I find comfort in knowing she lived a great life. The memories we created together is something I'll forever hold close to my heart."

Nan had been suffering from dementia and was 94 years old.

Kia kaha to you and your whanau, Jarryd. Thank you for letting us met your beautiful Nan!