Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson Pays Tribute to Her Sister Who Passed Away After Cancer Battle
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The Shannon-Thompson family, known for their reality TV series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, is in mourning following the tragic death of Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, who passed away on December 10, 2023, after a courageous 10-month battle with stage four cancer. Her younger sister, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, shared a heartbreaking post about the devastating loss.
Alana Thompson Posts a Heartfelt Tribute to Her Sister
At just 18 years old, Thompson is dealing with the agonizing death of her beloved older sister. Both siblings grew up in front of the cameras on their popular reality show. On social media, she expressed her grief, emphasizing the special bond they shared.
In her emotional post, Thompson shared a touching photo of her family, including her mother Mama June Shannon. She wrote candidly about the difficulty of watching her sister fight cancer over the past year, calling it “horrible.” Despite Cardwell’s brave battle, the aggressive disease ultimately claimed her life at the young age of 29.
Thompson acknowledged the comfort in knowing her sister passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones. She described the feeling of a “broken heart” and the pain of losing her only biological sister.
Making the tragic loss even more difficult for the family is Cardwell’s equally young age. As Thompson mentioned, her sister had hoped to witness her upcoming high school graduation and college career. Instead, Thompson must continue life’s milestones without her caring older sister beside her.
“Mama June” Shannon Shared Details of Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell’s Death
“Mama June” Shannon also confirmed the devastating news on social media. She thanked everyone for their support during Cardwell’s courageous 10-month health struggle. Doctors first diagnosed Cardwell with stage four adrenal carcinoma back in January after she sought care for persistent stomach pains. Further testing revealed the cancer had alarmingly spread to her liver, kidneys, and lungs.
Despite commencing aggressive chemotherapy treatment, Cardwell’s prognosis declined rapidly. Mama June revealed that Cardwell passed peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. As a parent, June bravely thanked everyone for their condolences during this impossibly difficult time.
Fans and supporters flooded social media with heartfelt messages and remembrances of Cardwell. Many watched her grow up on reality TV and felt connected to her open, honest personality. Her battle with cancer also touched several fans currently undergoing similar health struggles. They offered prayers and empathy for the Shannon family from one cancer fighter to another.