Top TV Personality Passes At 29

Entertainment reports indicate that the eldest daughter of reality TV star Mama June Shannon, Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell,  passed away at the age of 29 on December 9th, 2023, due to Stage 4 adrenal cancer. Her battle with cancer lasted for ten months.

Cardwell appeared with her family on cable network TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

Rare and aggressive, her adrenal cancer started in the adrenal glands- two small glands situated above the kidneys. The cancer had progressed to Anna’s spleen, liver, and lungs when 29-year-old Cardwell’s doctors finally identified her very aggressive and extremely uncommon form of cancer in January 2023.

The most common age groups for adrenal cancer to manifest are middle-aged and older individuals.  However, the disease may even strike young persons under the age of five.

Cancer has a better chance of being cured if caught early.  After it has spread, the prognosis is less promising.  Treatment options for adrenal carcinoma include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, medicines, and surgery, as stated by the American Cancer Society.

According to reports, Anna Cardwell died at her mother’s house with her family around her.

Shannon posted on Instagram informing fans about her daughter Anna’s peaceful death on Sunday, December 9th, at 11:12 PM in Shannon’s home.  She explained how Anna fought fiercely for ten months before passing away with her loved ones at her side, just as she had wished.  Shannon promised to provide updates, sent her love, and thanked the fans for their offers of prayers during their time of grief.

A few days before her announcement, Shannon had asked her followers to remember her family in a social media post.

Anna Cardwell leaves behind two daughters, Kylee and Kaitlyn.  A report shows June Shannon, Anna’s mother, was granted interim custody of her daughter Kaitlyn, who was 11 years old, after her death.