Lady Gaga lost her best friend, Sonja Durham, earlier this year after a battle with breast cancer. Saturday (October 7), would have been Durham’s 42nd birthday and the singer honored her late friend with several heartfelt posts on Instagram.

October is breast cancer awareness month and Gaga doing her part. Understandably upset about her friend’s death, Gaga said she struggled to get off the couch on Saturday. Regardless, she forced herself to get dressed and post about it, knowing all too well the importance of raising awareness for the disease.

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