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'Counting On' Grandmother Mary Duggar Died In Accidental Drowning

Mary Duggar Poses With Grandkids
Source: Jill Duggar Instagram

Jun. 14 2019, Published 12:34 a.m. ET

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Duggar family grandmother Mary Duggar tragically died in an accidental drowning at her home in Springdale, Arkansas, on June 9. The family matriarch's death was announced by granddaughter Jill Duggar on social media shortly after her passing, but the cause of death was officially revealed on Thursday, June 13.

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Mary Duggar With Great Grandchildren
Source: Anna Duggar Instagram

"Grandma Duggar has had two strokes over the last year and some other medical issues and it’s our understanding that Grandma Duggar had slipped and fallen and passed by the time her daughter found her in the pool,” a rep for the Duggar family told Us Weekly.

Mary Duggar With Great Grandchildren
Source: Anna Duggar Instagram

The rep continued, "We’ve been really touched by the outpouring of support and more than a thousand people referred to her as America’s grandma which is a title we hadn’t even given her."

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Source: Anna Duggar Instagram

Jill, 28, first broke the news to fans on Instagram, but didn't indicate what exactly had happened.

Mary Duggar With Josh And Anna Duggar
Source: Anna Duggar Instagram

"My heart breaks

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My grandma died suddenly today! She was an amazing woman of God and such a great example to so many!" she wrote.

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Mary Duggar With Great Grandkids
Source: Jill Duggar Instagram

She continued, "Grandma, you are greatly missed by all who knew you! She was a feisty, incredible woman who always took the time to talk about Jesus with everyone she knew! I know she was ready to check outta here and get her new body in heaven before the old one started giving her too much trouble! We miss you so much!!"

Duggar Family On Television
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Mary, 78, is survived by daughter Deanna and son Jim Bob, as well as 21 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Duggars Promoting Their Book In NYC
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