Heather Armstrong, Writer of ‘Dooce.com’, Dies of Suicide at 47

Alex Williams, The New York Times:

Heather Armstrong, an explosively popular web writer and entrepreneur who, with her website Dooce, was hailed as the queen of the so-called mommy bloggers for giving millions of readers intimate glimpses of her joys and challenges in parenthood and marriage, as well as of her harrowing struggles with depression, died on Tuesday at her home in Salt Lake City. She was 47.

Her death was announced on her Instagram channel. Pete Ashdown, her longtime partner, said the cause was suicide. He said he had found her body in the home.

Unspeakably sad. Nothing but love and warm thoughts for her children, family, and friends.

(If you are in crisis, please call, text, or chat with the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. There is hope and there is help.)

Wednesday, 10 May 2023