Alana Thompson, aka "Honey Boo Boo", and her family are mourning the death of her sister Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell. Anna died at the age of 29, following a short battle with stage 4 cancer.
In a post on Instagram on Sunday morning US time, Alana paid tribute to her big sister.
"Anna was in so much pain last night but now as a family we all know she is at peace now," she said. "I really don’t know what to say as my heart is completely broken. Watching my 29-year-old sister this last year battle this horrible disease hasn’t been easy. Anna was a fighter and still is."
Alana Thompson, along with her mum, June Shannon (otherwise known as Mama June), put their family on the map after appearing on the widely popular US reality TV series Toddlers & Tiaras in 2012.
The then-six-year-old pageant queen, fuelled by go-go juice (a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew), charmed audiences with her sassy personality and go-to catchphrase "Honey Boo Boo Child" and gained such popularity, she was given her own reality series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, that same year.