Anna Cardwell, known as “Chickadee”  from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, passed away at 29. Explore details on her life and legacy.

Cause of Death and Age: 

At 29, Anna Cardwell, aka “Chickadee” , passed away after a 10-month battle with stage 4 adrenal cancer. Mama June Shannon confirmed the news.

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Anna Cardwell (x/@pop_kons)


Cardwell had a complex journey in her personal life, including relationships. Notably, she was married to Michael Cardwell, and their union was marked by the birth of their daughters, Kaitlyn and Kylee. The couple faced challenges, leading to their eventual separation after less than three years of marriage.

Anna’s life took new turns, and she later found companionship with Eldridge Toney. Together, they shared plans for marriage and family. Her relationships, documented through her reality TV journey, offered glimpses into the intricate tapestry of her personal life.

Mother Mama June Shannon:

June Shannon, widely known as Mama June, played a central role in the lives of her four children, including the late Anna “Chickadee”  Cardwell. As the matriarch of the family portrayed in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Mama June: Road to Redemption, Mama June faced both praise and criticism.

June Shannon’s journey on reality TV unfolded as a pageant mom with a distinctive personality. Her relationships and lifestyle choices became focal points of public discussion. Mama June’s life took unexpected turns, from her troubled relationship with Mark McDaniel, convicted of sexually abusing Anna, to her own battles with weight loss and addiction.

Despite the challenges and controversies, Mama June remained a prominent figure on television, sharing her family’s highs and lows. The complexities of her relationships with each of her children, including Anna, were showcased, inviting viewers into the intimate details of their lives.


Rising to prominence alongside her sister Honey Boo Boo on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Anna became a familiar face on the American pageant circuit.

Following the success of the show, Anna experienced the complexities of reality TV stardom. The family’s journey continued with the TLC hit Toddlers & Tiaras and the We TV original series Mama June: Road to Redemption. Throughout, Anna shared her life’s highs and lows with viewers.

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Beyond the spotlight, Anna worked at Walmart, showcasing a commitment to stability for her family.

While Anna’s journey had moments of hardship, her story resonated with many. Her passing leaves behind memories of a life marked by challenges, family dynamics, and moments in the public eye.