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‘Dooce’ Mommy Blogger Heather Armstrong Dies of Apparent Suicide at 47

Heather Armstrong best known as the ‘Queen of mommy blogging’ and the force behind the website dooce.com has died. She passed away at the age of 47. She was found dead on Tuesday night.

The unfortunate news of the popular blogger’s demise was shared by her boyfriend Pete Ashdown. Keep scrolling further to find out the actual cause behind the death of Heather Armstrong.

What was the cause behind the death of Heather Armstrong?

While having a chat with The Associated Press, Heather’s boyfriend Pete Ashdown revealed that he found her dead at their Salt Lake City home on Tuesday night. Later on, he told the media outlet, that Armstrong died by suicide. She was reportedly sober for more than 18 months and then, she recently had a relapse.

At the time of her passing, the pioneering mommy blogger was 47 years old. On her website Dooce.com, she spilled the beans on her struggles as a parent and her battles with depression and alcoholism.

When did Heather Armstrong start her site Dooce?

As per a report by Vox, Heather’s site Dooce was very popular among the people. It has been reported by the media outlet that the website had more than eight million visitors a month.

In the year 2009, Armstrong was named in Forbes’ annual list of the 30 most influential women in media. She founded her site Dooce in the early 2000s. At that time, her website was a place for her to vent her thoughts about her work, personal relationships, kids, and other challenges.

According to BBC, the mommy blogger was fired from her job as a web designer in Los Angeles in 2002 after she gave some nicknames to her colleagues like That One Co-worker Who Manages to Say Something Stupid Every Time He Opens His Mouth was found to be hers on her snarky blog.

Her frustration and the reason behind it caused a stir online. In the blink of an eye, it became a topic of discussion among fans. She restarted her site 6 months later as a different blog after she became pregnant that year. Then, she began writing about her mental health challenges, the temper tantrums of her children, and her struggles with alcoholism and postpartum depression in the blog.

How many kids did Heather Armstrong have?

Heather welcomed two children with her ex-husband and business partner, Jon Armstrong who began Dooce in the year 2001 and built it into a lucrative career. They share daughters Leta and Marlo.

Then, Armstrong was one of the most popular mommy bloggers. Her memoir titled, It Sucked and then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown and a Much Needed Margarita was published in 2009. She managed to tell the story of her life via her blog.

Sending love, light, and strength to the near and dear ones of Heather Armstrong during this time of difficulty. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

If you are someone or you know someone having suicidal thoughts, then please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.
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