As many know, the Duggar family first found fame through their TV shows 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On. And while Jim Bob, Michelle and their children have been the main focus of these series, over the years fans have developed a soft spot for the family matriarch, Grandma Mary. Naturally, then, fans and the show’s stars alike were left stunned when details of a terrible, tragic incident emerged.
Yes, there was an understandable outpouring of sympathy for the Duggars after they announced that Mary had suddenly died in June 2019. And a number of Mary’s famous relatives paid tribute to their late grandmother on social media, with their sadness echoed by many lovers of the family’s reality shows.
However, in the days that followed Mary’s death, it finally became all too clear just how tragic her passing was. The reality star hadn’t succumbed to natural causes or an illness that had left her family time to say goodbye; instead, she had lost her life as a result of an accident. And as such, her death may have come out of the blue to those who knew and loved her.