Duggar: Grandma’s Sudden Death, Possible Drowning

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On Sunday, June 9, Grandma Mary Duggar passed away. She was 78 years old. Grandma Duggar is Jim Bob’s mother. Fans knew and loved her on TLC’s 19 Kids & Counting and Counting On.

When the news of her death was released, her family members began paying tribute to her via social media. Many of the grown Duggar children shared photos of themselves with her and wrote heartfelt messages about her. The Bates family also shared a message about her.

Since her death, the cause of her death has not been revealed. Fans are saying that they did not think that she was sick or had any serious health issues. In Jill Dillard’s post, she writes, “My grandma died suddenly today! She was an amazing woman of God and such a great example to so many!”

Then, Jill adds, “I know she was ready to check outta here and get her new body in heaven before the old one started giving her too much trouble!” This gives fans the impression that nothing was wrong with Grandma Duggar prior to her death.

In addition, Jana Duggar created a post and shared about her grandmother’s last day. She wrote, “On her last morning spent here on earth I drove Grandma to church where she worshiped her Savior. Later that afternoon, she went to meet Him face to face! I’d say that’s probably how she would’ve chosen to finish out the day if she got to pick.” Again, this shows fans that the death was unexpected and sudden.


911 call reveals the possible cause of Grandma Duggar’s death

On Wednesday, RadarOnline.com exclusively reported that a 911 call was made from Grandma Duggar’s home on Sunday. The call was made for a possible drowning. It came in at 4:37 P.M. on Sunday.

RadarOnline.com obtained the 911 call’s audio. In this call, the dispatcher says, “Call came in of a possible drowning at [address redacted]..that’s [address redacted]. Big house in the back…older woman, 14 echo — unconscious. Medics are responding.”

In the call, the dispatcher says, “14 echo”. In Arkansas, this code translates to someone being unconscious.

Since her death, the Tontitown Police Department has stated that they have begun an investigation. RadarOnline.com says, “According to the Washington County Coroner, autopsy results will not be released until the investigation has been completed.”

Earlier today, RadarOnline.com shared that they can confirm that there is an outdoor pool at her home in Springdale, Arkansas. At this point, it’s unknown where the possible drowning took place.

Update: Washington County Coroner Roger W. Morris confirmed to PEOPLE that Grandma Duggar’s cause of death was an accidental drowning after she slipped.

Are you surprised to hear about Grandma Duggar’s death and the possible drowning? Leave a comment below.

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