Heather Armstrong, the famous blogger who wrote under the pseudonym “Dooce” died in a sudden and unexpected way earlier today. Read on to learn how did Heather Armstrong a.k.a Dooce die, what happened to her, and what was the cause of her death in this obituary.
Heather Hamilton, who became Heather Armstrong, after marrying Jon Armstrong, was famously quoted as the “Queen of the Mommy Bloggers.” She was an inspiring woman who wrote three books and also appeared in the Forbes list for her achievements.
Heather Armstrong, owner of Dooce.com, Died by Suicide
Heather Brooke Armstrong, who was going by her maiden name Heather Hamilton and popularly known as “Dooce,” died by suicide on Tuesday, May 09, 2023. The unfortunate news of her passing was announced via her Instagram account.
“Heather Brooke Hamilton aka Heather B. Armstrong aka dooce aka love of my life,” the caption of the emotional post read. “July 19, 1975 – May 9, 2023. ‘It takes an ocean not to break.’ Hold your loved ones close and love everyone else.”
Heather had long withstanding struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts. She also underwent treatment for her dwindling mental health thrice. Unfortunately, she took the extreme step of taking her own life earlier today.
Heather Armstrong’s Boyfriend Pete Ashdown Confirms Death by Suicide
Pete Ashdown, Heather Armstrong a.k.a Doocer’s boyfriend, confirmed to the Associated Press that she died by suicide on Tuesday. Heather was just 48 years old. “She had a relapse recently and that’s what really spiraled her down. She was sober for over 18 months, then started to sneak back into it. And then in the last month she went full tilt,” Ashdown stated.
Despite being a highly skilled writer and a very successful blogger, Heather Armstrong always had struggles with severe depression and alcoholism. She was also criticized recently for promoting anti-trans sentiments on her blog Dooce.com.
The latest post on Dooce.com, posted on April 6th, describes Heather’s pain due to her struggle with alcoholism. “Early sobriety resembles living life as a clam without its shell,” she wrote in the post. She also wrote about her eldest daughter in the blog post.
Heather “Doocer” Armstrong was a Successful Blogger & Writer
Heather Brooke Armstrong, known as Heather Hamilton at the time of her death, was a writer and blogger based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born on July 19, 1975, and first rose to fame in 2001 after launching her blog Dooce.com.
She wrote on the blog under the pseudonym “Dooce” which originated from her inability to quickly spell “Dude” in chats with her friends. Her blogs and writings quickly gained a massive followed as she talked about motherhood in a brief and detailed manner.
She also explained why she left the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Heather was fired from her job in 2002 after she was found writing about her coworkers on Dooce.com. She married Jon Armstrong, a consultant and web developer, in the same year.
Heather attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. By 2004, she started running ads on her blog and the website started getting more than 100,000 daily visitors in 2011. She also appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2009.
In the same year, Heather Armstrong was also named on the list as one of the Forbes’ top 30 most influential women in media with the likes of Kelly Ripa and Nancy Grace.
Heather Armstrong Also Wrote Three Books
Dooce, real name Heather Armstrong, wrote three books in her career. She penned the first book titled “It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita,” in 2009 and the next one titled “Dear Daughter” in 2012
She wrote her third book in 2019, titled “The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live.” It was about
The experience was the subject of her 2019 book, titled, “The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live.” She talked about her trial which included being put into a chemically induced coma that would leave her temporarily brain-dead for 10 sessions.
Heather Armstrong always talked about her struggles including her divorce and alcohol addiction, on her blogs and also in her books. She got divorced from Jon Armstrong in 2012. She joined a clinical trial at the University of Utah’s Neuropsychiatric Institute in 2017.
It was aimed at treating her depressiong after falling into a very bad episode of 2016. After her treatment, she relaunched her blog and wrote about her struggles in a series of posts. Heather Armstrong was given the moniker “The Queen of Mommy Bloggers” by the New York Times.
Heather Armstrong Networth: How Rich was Dooce?
Heather Armstrong a.k.a Dooce was a highly successful blogger and writer. Just in the early years of her blog, she was making around $100,000 only with banner ads on her website dooce.com. She was fired from her job but didn’t join another one.
She continued to focus on her blog by writing about the ins and outs of motherhood and being a wife to a developer. Later on, she wrote about her struggles and pain in her blog posts. Heather also wrote three books which helped him earn a pretty great fortune.
She also made a good living through product endorsements and brand collaborations. According to an online estimate, Heather Armstrong a.k.a Dooce had an estimated net worth of around $2 million. This figure could be more or less and we’ll confirm it later.
Heather “Dooce” Armstrong Obituary and Tributes
This post will continue to serve as the digital obituary for famous blogger Heather “Dooce” Armstrong. She was an amazing woman who was an inspiration to many around the world. She was a fluid and personal writer who will always be a part of our memory.
Heather Armstrong is survived by her two children, Leta Elise Armstrong, 19, and Marlo Iris Armstrong, 14. She is also survived by her boyfriend Pete Ashdown. It’s a very trough time for her loved ones. You can use the comment section to send condolences to them.
Tributes have appeared for Heather Armstrong on social media as she had a large cult following due to dooce.com. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to her fans, friends, and family members. May God allow her to rest easy now.