Barbara “Babs” Thore, a star of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, has died. She was 76.
According to a post Whitney shared on Instagram on Thursday, Barbara, better known as Whitney Thore’s mother on the TLC reality show, passed away due to cerebral amyloid angiopathy.
Whitney wrote in a post that included a video montage of pictures of her mother and family over the years: “My Mother Died Last Night Just As The Credits Rolled On Her Favorite Movie.”
“It was 10:32 p.m., the same time she gave birth to me nearly forty years ago, and I held her as she took her final breaths,” she said.
Whitney said that her mother had Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy, which is “an untreatable progressive condition caused by proteins in the blood vessels of the brain that can cause dementia, seizures, or, like in my mom’s case, brain bleeding (hemorrhagic strokes).”
Barbara has suffered three strokes since 2017, the most recent of which happened on November 13.
“My Mother Is Our Family’s Greatest Gift. We Could Never Love, Revere, Or Value Another Person More,” wrote Whitney in a touching tribute to her mother.
“If you’re reading this, you’re already 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 At Home And Cared For,” she told her followers.
The My Big Fat Fabulous Life star also expressed her gratitude to the public for supporting and watching her mother in recent years. She shared that she was more than happy with her newly discovered television career. It gave her a strong sense of purpose, excitement, and anticipation every time the crew visited.
Whitney signed off her post with “I love you, mommy” to make it sweet and simple.
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