TLC star Whitney Way Thore reported that her mother Babs has died. Babs had been dealing with the effects of her stroke for a while now.
Since Whitney Way Thore made her first appearance on TLC, fans immediately fell in love with her mother, Babs. The family matriarch made My Big Fat Fabulous Life fun to watch for so many viewers.
Keep reading to see the heart-wrenching update Whitney shared with her followers.
Whitney Way Thore and her family say goodbye to Babs
Saying goodbye is never easy, but it seems like the Thore family has been prepared for this moment for a while.
“Rest In Peace, Sweet Mommy. June 22, 1946—December 7, 2022,” Whitney began her touching social media tribute to her late mother. “My mother died last night just as the credits rolled on her favorite movie. Dad, Hunter, and I held her as she took her last breaths. It was 10:32pm, the same exact time she brought me into this world almost forty years ago.”
She went on to explain a bit more about her mother’s health issues, which ultimately caused her death. Although the family knew that Babs’ health would continue to deteriorate, they continued to love her and take care of her to the best of their abilities.
“My mother is our family’s greatest gift. We could never love, revere, or value another person more,” Whitney continued. “If you’re reading this, you’re familiar with her magic: her southern charm, her hilarious sense of humor, her well-timed witty remarks, her beauty, and her ability to make everyone around her feel comfortable and cared for. But what you can’t possibly understand is the extent of my mother’s love — what you may have witnessed and felt through a TV screen is a minute fraction that, even if multiplied by a million, wouldn’t come close to ‘real life.’ That’s how enormous, how generous, and how all-encompassing my mother’s love was. I am the luckiest person on the planet to have been hers for almost 39 years.”
Babs’ passing will definitely shape the future of MBFFL. Fans know it just won’t be the same without her.
Fans leave their condolences for the family during their time of need
Right away, fans flooded the comments to leave their condolences for the Thore family. During Babs’ stay in an assisted living facility, Whitney shared progress updates with followers. The posts were always so positive and many were hoping Babs would continue to improve. Whitney even encouraged fans to send cards to her mother at one point.
“Oh Whitney my heart goes out to you. Your mom captured our hearts ♥️ thank you for sharing her with us and watching such a beautiful mom and daughter relationship. Rest In Peace 🙏🏼” one follower wrote.
“This breaks my heart. 😢 We love you so much Babs!! My love is with you Whitney and Glen and Hunter. Her memory will forever be lasting in so many peoples hearts. ❤️” another added.
Rest in peace, Babs.
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