Honey Boo Boo breaks her silence on sister Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell’s death, details heartbreaking final hours



Honey Boo Boo is breaking her silence following the death of her older sister, Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell.

“This is one post I wish I didn’t have to make,” the reality TV star — Alana Thompson — wrote in a long Instagram post on Sunday. “Last night we all surrounded Anna with love & let her know it was okay to go. Unfortunately around 11pm Anna took her last breathe. Anna was in so much pain last night but now as a family we all know she is at peace now. I really don’t know what to say as my heart is completely broken.”

“Watching my 29 year old sister this last year battle this horrible disease hasn’t been easy. Anna was a fighter & still is,” she continued. “Lord please wrap your arms around her 2 babies & our family as the next couple of days will make this all a reality.”

The TLC star, 18, shared a family photo alongside the heartbreaking post, revealing that she made it home just in time to say goodbye to her sibling.

Alana Thompson’s post on sister Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell’s death on Sunday. honeybooboo / Instagram
Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell and mom Mama June Shannon. MEGA

“I’m so glad that you waited til i was home to take your last breath! I would’ve loved for you to get to see me graduate college but i know you will forever cheer me on in heaven! We will all make sure your legacy lives on forever,” she went on.

“And i promise to always make sure to celebrate our birthday like you never left! The sky looks a little bit different today. We will always love you Anna 💔,” she concluded. “You hit me hard with his one Anna but i know your in a better place now and pain free forever!”

Thompson shared the same message on her TikTok account.

Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell annamarie35/Instagram

The eldest daughter of Mama June Shannon died Saturday following a months-long battle with Stage 4 adrenal carcinoma. She was 29.

“With the breaking heart, we are announcing that @annamarie35 is no longer with us,” Shannon, 44, wrote on Instagram Sunday. “She passed away in my home last night peacefully at 11:12 PM.”

“She gave one hell of a fight for 10 months she passed away with her family around her like she won’t and we will be updating y’all with more information as we get it today,” continued the statement. “We love y’all and continued prayers and thoughts for our family [during] this difficult time.”

Honey Boo Boo’s sisters cheer her on as she graduates from high school. Instagram/@mamajune

Hours earlier, Shannon asked fans to pray for her family as Cardwell’s health took a turn for the worse.

“Y’all we r asking for prayers for our family as we are going through this process we really appreciate y’all for all the thoughts and prayers and 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,” Shannon wrote Saturday on Instagram.

The relationship between Shannon and her four daughters has played out in TV shows such as “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and WE tv’s “Mama June: From Not to Hot.” She and Thompson initially appeared in TLC’s “Toddler’s & Tiaras.”

Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell died of cancer at age 29. MEGA

WE tv and Thinkfactory Media released a statement to The Post on Sunday about Cardwell’s passing, saying: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Anna Cardwell, a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend. Our sincerest condolences to June, Pumpkin, Alana, Jessica and their family during this difficult time. Anna will be truly missed, but never forgotten, as her light and spirit live on.”

Cardwell is also survived by her sisters, Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon, 27, and Lauryn “Pumpkin” Efird, 23, and daughters Kaitlyn Elizabeth, born in 2012, and Kylee Madison, born in 2015. She split from husband Michael Cardwell in 2017 following three years of marriage.





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