Tributes pour in for parenting blogger Heather Armstrong who passed away at 47
Tributes have poured in for "Mommy blogging Queen" Heather Armstrong who has sadly died at the age of 47.
Heather rose to fame in the 2000s after her parenting website Dooce went viral, with millions across the globe following her content.
The US-born influencer shared her struggles with parenting and mental health, which many saw as a comfort.
Heather's partner Pete Ashdown told AP that she sadly died by suicide.
He said that he found Heather's body on Tuesday evening at their home in Utah. Heather is now survived by her partner, ex-husband Jon, daughter Leta, 19, son Marlo, 14, and Pete's three children from a previous marriage.
Tributes have been pouring in for the social media star, including one from fellow blogger Jenny Lawson.
"I don't have the words except to say that I'm holding her family in the light," she wrote.
Parenthood blogger Elizabeth Larson added: "Wow, I am so sad. Sending all family and friends love. Dooce was the first blog I ever loved and grew my love for photography and design."
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US shopping blogger Kate Cartia also took to Instagram to say: "This is shattering. Thank you for making me want to write, Heather."
Heather first launched her website as a means of documenting her experience leaving the Mormon church and raising her two children.
She lost her job in LA as a web designer in 2002 when they discovered a satirical blog Heather had made about the workplace.
After a year, she discovered she was pregnant and the theme of the blog changed to parenting. She often wrote about her struggles with mental health, her battles with alcoholism and post-partum depression, and the peaks of parenting.
In 2009, Heather was named in Forbes' annual list of the 30 most influential women in media.
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