Just one day after asking for prayers, June “Mama June” Shannon has shared the heartbreaking news of her daughter Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell’s passing.
Anna, who was diagnosed with stage 4 adrenal carcinoma back in January and was undergoing treatment, was 29 years old.
In a statement shared on Instagram, her mother wrote: “With the breaking heart, we are announcing that @annamarie35 is no longer with us. She passed away in my home last night peacefully at 11:12 PM.”
The former Toddlers & Tiaras star added: “She gave one hell of a fight for 10 months, she passed away with her family around her like she [wanted] and we will be updating y’all with more information as we get it today.”
She concluded: “We love y’all and continued prayers and thoughts for our family [during] this difficult time.”
Along with her tribute, Mama June shared a family photo where she appears alongside several family members including Anna plus her daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, who is 18. The family first found fame after appearing on TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras in 2011, and later on in their own reality show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Anna’s passing comes just one day after Mama June again took to Instagram with a heartbreaking plea, asking her fans for prayers.
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“Y’all we are asking for prayers for our family as we are going through this process we really appreciate y’all for all the thoughts and prayers,” she wrote.
The message continued: “We will update y’all whenever we can just know that all of your thoughts and your prayers are very much appreciated during this time,” and she concluded with the hashtag “cancer sucks.”
Prior to her passing, Anna had been dating Eldridge Toney since 2019. She is survived by two daughters, Kaitlyn Elizabeth, born in 2012, and Kylee Madison born in 2015, who she shares with her ex-husband Michael Cardwell. Anna and Michael tied the knot in 2014, though they separated in 2017.
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