My Massive Fats Fabulous Life returns for an all-new season on Sept. 5 and can tackle the tragic passing of Whitney Approach Thore’s mother, Barbara “Babs” Thore. The complete Thore household will likely be reeling from the lack of Babs, who died in 2022.
Forward of the brand new season, followers seemingly have quite a lot of questions surrounding Babs’ passing. What occurred to Babs? How is the household doing as we speak? HollywoodLife is answering all of the vital questions you might have about Babs.
What Occurred To Whitney’s Mother?
Whitney introduced that her mother, Babs, had died on the age of 76 on December 7, 2022. She revealed the information by way of Instagram someday in a while December 8.
“My mom died final night time simply because the credit rolled on her favourite film. Dad, Hunter, and I held her as she took her final breaths. It was 10:32pm, the identical actual time she introduced me into this world virtually forty years in the past,” Whitney’s assertion started.
Whitney continued, “My mom is our household’s biggest present. We might by no means love, revere, or worth one other particular person extra. For those who’re studying this, you’re conversant in her magic: her southern attraction, her hilarious humorousness, her well-timed witty remarks, her magnificence, and her capability to make everybody round her really feel comfy and cared for. However what you possibly can’t presumably perceive is the extent of my mom’s love — what you’ll have witnessed and felt via a TV display screen is a minute fraction that, even when multiplied by one million, wouldn’t come near ‘actual life.’ That’s how huge, how beneficiant, and the way all-encompassing my mom’s love was. I’m the luckiest particular person on the planet to have been hers for nearly 39 years.”
In her assertion, Whitney thanked the followers for “loving” her mom. “She delighted in her newfound tv profession greater than we will describe! It gave her such a way of objective and pleasure and one thing to look ahead to each time the crew got here round,” the truth star added, “This final yr navigating life after her second stroke was, maybe surprisingly, the perfect of our lives. We by no means had extra enjoyable or laughed as a lot as we did the previous yr. The help from all of you made her really feel so cherished and inspired. We’re unbelievably grateful that we’ve been capable of share her with you and it’s our hope that her reminiscence will proceed to be a supply of consolation and happiness for the remainder of your lives, simply as it will likely be for ours.”
How Did Babs Thore Die?
In Whitney’s unique assertion, the truth star revealed that her mother had “cerebral amyloid angioplasty.” Whitney famous that the situation is an “untreatable progressive situation attributable to proteins within the blood vessels of the mind that may trigger dementia, seizures, or like in my mother’s case, mind bleeding (hemorrhagic strokes).”
The truth star stated that her mother suffered her first stroke in 2017, and the medical doctors instructed the household concerning the situation. The household was additionally conscious that “extra strokes would finally be inevitable.” Whitney revealed that her mother had a second stroke in December 2021. Babs suffered a remaining stroke on November 13, 2022.
How My Massive Fats Fabulous Life Will Tackle Babs’ Demise
Forward of the season premiere of My Massive Fats Fabulous Life, Whitney shared that the episode will characteristic a “heartfelt” tribute to her mother. The video she posted featured lovely clips of Babs through the years. To the ‘Bab-ulous’ spouse, mom, and pal. #MyBigFatFabLife returns tonight at 9/8c that includes a heartfelt tribute to Barbara ‘Babs’ Thore,” Whitney captioned her Instagram video.
Within the official trailer for the brand new season, Whitney will be seen giving a eulogy at her mom’s funeral. “I don’t understand how we’re going to go on with out her, however I do know she would need us to determine it out,” Whitney says via tears at her mom’s funeral.
Glenn Thore, Babs’ husband, sweetly calls Babs the “love of my life.” In a heartbreaking second, Glenn touches Babs’ casket within the hearse and says, “I really like you a lot, sweetheart. I’ll see you in heaven.” Whitney cries as she says her remaining goodbye to her mom.
Whitney and her brother, Hunter, discover that their dad appears “misplaced” with out Babs. They resolve to create a “bucket record” for him to take his thoughts off the devastating loss. Whitney and Hunter even persuade Glenn to get a tattoo! The household will even journey to fulfill Glenn’s long-lost daughter.
“This season was actually centered on him and taking good care of him and creating his bucket record,” Whitney instructed PEOPLE. “We see a complete new aspect of Glenn Thore. He’s now not Glenn Thore, he’s rebranded as GT and he’s a complete new man.”
Within the months since Babs’ loss of life, Whitney has witnessed simply how a lot of an affect her mother had on viewers. “I understand how a lot she impacts individuals,” Whitney instructed E! News. “However to listen to it was so fantastic for soothing our hearts a bit bit. And to understand how she was capable of mom individuals via a tv display screen, actually all around the world.”
She added, “The quantity of people that stated, ‘I didn’t have a mother, and she or he was like, my mother,’ or, ‘My mother’s similar to her, and we love to observe her.’ It’s a present she gave the world. You at all times need your family members to be remembered and to know that my mother goes to reside on in so many individuals’s hearts and minds and of their inside jokes, it’s such a present. I’m so glad I used to be capable of share my mother with the world.”