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Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson Pens Tribute to Sister Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell

Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson Pens Tribute to Sister Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell

Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is saying goodbye to her sister Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell following Cardwell’s death on December 9.

The sisters’ mother, Mama June Shannon, announced Cardwell’s passing today (Dec. 10) with a heartbreaking Instagram post. Thompson followed with a post of her own shortly after.

“This is one post I wish I didn’t have to make,” she began.  “Last night we all surrounded Anna with love & let her know it was okay to go. Unfortunately, around 11 pm Anna took her last [breath]. 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,” she continued. “Watching my 29-year-old sister this last year battle this horrible disease hasn’t been easy. Anna was a fighter & still is. Lord, please wrap your arms around her 2 babies & our family as the next couple of days will make this all a reality.”

Anna Cardwell was the mother of two daughters, Kaitlyn, 10, and Kylie, 7, whom she shared with her ex-husband, Michael Cardwell.

“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. 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,” Thompson concluded. “You hit me hard with his one Anna, but I know [you’re] in a better place now and pain-free forever!”

Anna Cardwell, Star of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,’ Dead at 29

Anna Cardwell was diagnosed with stage 4 adrenal carcinoma in January. By the time doctors discovered her disease, it had already spread to her lungs, liver, and kidneys, according to TMZ. Despite being terminal, the reality star decided to undergo chemotherapy. She began her first round in March and continued through October.

On Friday (Dec. 8), Mama June Shannon shared on Instagram that Cardwell’s health was failing. She announced that she would be taking a break from social media as the family said their goodbyes. Anna Cardwell died the following day. She was 29.