Heather Armstrong aka Dooce death: How did the blooger die? cause of death and obituary

Heather Armstrong
Famous mommy blogger, Heather Armstrong passed away


American blogger Heather Armstrong has passed suddenly on May 09, 2023. Let’s see how did the blogger die and her cause of death in detail.

How did Heather Armstrong die?

Heather Armstrong, a Dooce who goes by Heather passed away suddenly. She was only 48 years old. According to online sources, she committed suicide on Tuesday, May 9, 2023; however, no member of her family or friends has confirmed this.

She writes under the pen name Dooce, which originates from her failure to spell “dude” correctly during online interactions with her former coworkers.

Heather stated on Dooce.com on April 6 that she celebrated six months of sobriety on October 8th, 2021, by alone on the floor next to her bed, feeling as if she were a wounded animal who needed to be left alone to die.

On her official Instagram account, dooce it was posted that, “Heather Brooke Hamilton aka Heather B. Armstrong aka dooce aka love of my life. July 19, 1975 – May 9, 2023. “It takes an ocean not to break.” Hold your loved ones close and love everyone else.”


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Who was Heather Armstrong?

Heather Armstrong, the creator of Dooce and a New York Times Bestselling Author, was born Heather Hamilton in Memphis, Tennessee in 1975.

While attending Brigham Young University (BYU) in the largely Mormon state of Utah, she began to have questions about the LDS Church and experienced bouts of sadness.

She left the church and the states after earning her degree in 1997 and relocated to Los Angeles, where she worked as a web developer for companies amid the dot-com boom.

When Armstrong purportedly lost her job as a web designer and graphic artist in 2002 for posting satirical tales of her experiences at a dot-com startup on her personal blog, dooce.com, she started a contentious discussion over privacy issues.

“Dooced” can refer to “getting fired for something you’ve written on your website,” she said in her website’s FAQ’s.

Famous Mommy Blogger:

Heather B. Armstrong is largely regarded as the most popular “mommy blogger” in the world. Time Magazine has twice named her website, dooce®, as one of the top 25 blogs in the world.

Forbes named Heather one of the 30 most prominent women in media and identified dooce® as one of the top 100 websites for women.

She has 1.5 million Twitter followers and an audience that is quite active. She was a New York Times Best Selling Author.

Heather was also a writer, speaker, consultant, and ardent Britpop enthusiast. She spoke openly about taboo subjects such as her dislike for certain aspects of parenthood and her reasons for leaving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (often referred to as the Mormon Church).

Dooce also covered mental health in great detail, with Armstrong describing her battle with depression. In March 2017, Armstrong joined a clinical trial at the University of Utah’s Neuropsychiatric Institute, where she was placed in a chemically induced coma for 15 minutes at a time for ten sessions.

It was being tested whether the procedure, which came close to brain death, could treat her depression.

Heather’s battle with depression:

Armstrong, who lived in Salt Lake City, burst into the online scene in the early 2000’s and became a trailblazing blogger, writing frankly about her challenges with parenting, depression, and alcoholism.

Armstrong, a resident of Salt Lake City, first experienced a mental breakdown while attending Brigham Young University.

She has struggled with melancholy since high school. She admitted herself to a mental hospital for postpartum depression 15 years ago, shortly after giving birth to her daughter Leta.

However, the 18 months leading up to the start of the clinical experiment were the worst she had ever had. It all began when she registered for a marathon in 2015.

With travel, employment, and family obligations, the rigorous training proved to be too much. Armstrong stopped taking showers and brushed her hair because she was so overwhelmed. Additionally, she stopped taking her ineffective meds.

“I just sort of got into a hole that got deeper and deeper and”, she said.

She participated in extreme experiments to try to alleviate her depression, signing up to be rendered brain-dead ten times and then writing about it in the 2020 book, ‘The Valedictorian of Death’.

‘It Sucked Then I Cried’ and ‘Dear Daughter’ are two of her earlier books. On October 8, 2021, she wrote her final blog article, in that she said that, ‘There was no one in my life who could possibly comprehend how symbolic a victory it was for me, albeit it one fraught with tears and sobbing so violent that at one point I thought my body would split in two.’

‘The grief submerged me in tidal waves of pain. For a few hours, I found it hard to breathe.’, she wrote. The blog was published on April 6.

Heather Armstrong cause of death:

Heather’s ex-husband Jon Armstrong confirmed the death of his former wife Heather Armstrong. It was reported that, Heather Armstrong committed suicide as per the unconfirmed sources. However, the official reason behind her death was not revealed yet.

She has written openly about her postpartum depression, divorce, and difficulties as a single mother on her Dooce.com, which launched in 2001. Unfortunately, today, it was reported that Heather passed away.

The family will announce Heather Armstrong’s obituary and funeral arrangements. Heather’s friends, family members and her followers have paid her a tribute on social media platforms.

Tributes to Heather Armstrong:

Bob LeDrew posted,

One of the original ”mommy bloggers” has died. Heather Armstrong, often known as Dooce, came to prominence when she was fired from her job when it became apparent she was writing about coworkers, spawning the term “Dooced” for being fired for social media activity. That was way back in 2002. She had written about mental health and substance use on the blog and in books. She was also one of the first people I remember being the target of concerted online hate and abuse. Got me thinking about those old days, when blogging seemed to be ready to change the world.

Grace Davis posted,

Heather Armstrong
1975 – 2023
Thank you, our SAHM (if you know this acronym, then we know each other.)
Rest in peace, Dooce.

Anita Blanchard posted,

Dooce, Heather B. Armstrong, has passed. She feels like someone I knew, who struggled for so long, and did not make it. I am devastated for her family and am grieving myself.

Torrie LM posted,

To my OG blogging friends-
Apparently Heather Armstrong (née Hamilton) AKA Dooce, has died. Let’s make sure we show our love and support to Jon and her kids.

Lyz Lenz tweeted,

Heather Armstrong was one of the first writers who showed me that I didn’t have to wait around to be published. That I could be funny fierce and free and write on my own terms. What a loss this is.


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