Did Big Fat Fabulous Mom Die?
The short answer is yes, Barbara Thore was a great mom, and she died at age 76. She suffered a few strokes and a Covid 19 infection in recent months, but it was not the end of the road. Babs was surrounded by friends and family when she passed away. Her daughter Whitney, son Hunter, and husband Glenn were all in attendance at the funeral.
Aside from a slew of awards and a plethora of accolades, Babs was also known for her medical expertise. Her heyday was as a housewife and model, and she was no stranger to the limelight. She wowed the crowds at the grand opening of the My Big Fat Fabulous Life on TLC, and she appeared in almost every episode of the show. For seven years, Babs and the ladies took center stage. In fact, it was her presence that inspired the name of the show.
She was a smarty pants, and had a lot to say about everything, from the latest fashions to the most important thing in her life. She was a model in her early days, but she later retreated to the relative safety of the kitchen. Eventually, she was diagnosed with cerebral amyloid angiopathy, and while she had a good run, she succumbed to the disease in its final throes.
Her health struggles were no secret, and they were well documented on the show. In fact, she was the subject of a feature-length documentary in 2015. As for the television show, it was canceled after the tenth season, though there is a rumor that it will be resurrected for another cycle. One rumor is that it will feature a storyline centered around the Thore family, and their adventures in balancing work and family.
In all, her passing was a sad one. Her daughter, Whitney, wrote a lengthy post on the aforementioned Instagram account, accompanied by a video tribute to her mother. It was a moving tribute, and she is no doubt a bit saddened by her loss. Despite her plight, Babs was an exemplary mother, and her daughter will always remember her fondly. On the positive side, she was also a woman of many virtues, and the fact that she is no longer suffering from the scourge of the modern day world is a true blessing.
She was also the star of the My Big Fat Fabulous Life, and her appearance paved the way for her daughters to have careers of their own. Among the many accolades, she was the first female to win an Emmy for a TV series. Sadly, her time on television was short lived, as she suffered a stroke in late November of last year.