Heather Armstrong Dead At 47: 5 Things To Know About The ‘Queen Of The Mommy Bloggers’

Heather Armstrong, known as ‘Dooce’, skyrocketed into internet stardom after launching her motherhood blog in 2001. Learn about Heather, her life, and her legacy here.

Heather B. Armstrong, a mommy blogger known by the nickname “Dooce,” has died at the age of 47. Her family revealed the shocking news with a post to her Instagram account on Wednesday, May 10. “Heather Brooke Hamilton aka Heather B. Armstrong aka dooce aka love of my life. July 19, 1975 – May 9, 2023,” the caption of a snapshot of a smiling Heather looking upward said. “‘It takes an ocean not to break.’” Hold your loved ones close and love everyone else.”

Heather’s fans were in complete shock and filled the comment section with their deepest sympathies. Heather became popular after she launched her website, Dooce, in 2001. ON the site, she blogged about the realities of motherhood in a way that connected with millions of moms around the world. “I looked at myself as someone who happened to be able to talk about parenthood in a way many women wanted to be able to but were afraid to,” she told Vox in 2019. Dooce enjoyed more than 8 million monthly readers at its peak, according to the outlet, and landed Heather a spot on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2009 and as well as a spot on Forbes‘ list of “The Most Influential Women In Media”.


Unfortunately, all the success in the world cannot buy happiness, as Heather struggled with personal demons that led to her untimely death. Her boyfriend of about six years, Pete Ashdown, confirmed she died by suicide in their Salt Lake City home to The Associated Press. Read on to learn about Heather, who was at one point dubbed “the queen of the mommy bloggers”.


Heather Armstrong Had Two Kids

Heather left behind two teenage children when she died. She had Marlo, 13, and Leta, 19, with her ex, Jon Armstrong.

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