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Anna 'Chickadee' Cardwell, Honey Boo Boo's sister, dead at age 29

Cardwell appeared with her family, including Mama June Shannon, on the show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."

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Reality TV personality Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell, who was featured in TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," has died after a battle with cancer.

Her mother, Mama June Shannon, shared the news in an Instagram post Sunday, saying her 29-year-old daughter passed peacefully the night before.

"She gave one hell of a fight for 10 months she passed away with her family around her," Shannon wrote. "We love y'all and continued prayers and thoughts for our family [during] this difficult time."

Cardwell's half-sister, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, also shared that her sister passed, writing on Instagram, "This is one post I wish I didn't have to make."

"Last night we all surrounded Anna with love & let her know it was okay to go. Unfortunately around 11pm 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," Thompson wrote. "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!"

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Doctors diagnosed Cardwell with adrenal cancer earlier this year. By summer, she had undergone multiple rounds of chemotherapy and began sharing updates on her fight through social media. 

Her last post on TikTok was one month ago, when she shared that her last radiation treatment went better than expected and that she was undergoing autoimmune therapy.

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Cardwell is survived by her two daughters, her husband, her mother and three sisters.

The eldest daughter of the Shannon family, Cardwell came into the public eye when Thompson first appeared in "Toddlers & Tiaras." The whole family — including Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon and Lauryn "Pumpkin" Efird — then became the stars of the reality series, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," which followed their day-to-day life.