Angie Douthit— Mother of ‘Teen Mom OG’ Star Mackenzie McKee— Dies After Nearly Two-Year Cancer Battle

Angie Douthit‘s two-year battle with Stage 4 cancer ended on Monday night.

The mother of Teen Mom OG star Mackenzie McKee has died, her family reported on Instagram on Tuesday. Angie— who appeared on Mackenzie’s episode of 16 & Pregnant, as well as on Teen Mom 3 and Teen Mom OG—  was only 50 years old. Her death comes just days after Angie told her social media followers that she was stopping all cancer treatments and would be entering hospice care.

On Angie’s Instagram account– which Angie used to post inspirational messages and updates on her cancer journey— her family broke the news of Angie’s death.

“On Monday, December 9 at 11:37 pm, Angie finished her race,” the family posted as a caption of a photo of Angie finishing a marathon before being diagnosed with cancer. “Her last days were spent lovingly surrounded by family and friends as they prayed, sang, and shared funny Angie stories.

“Angie found out about her cancer in January 2018. She wanted to keep everyone informed of what was going on so she made a social media post. The next day she made another. And then another. And what started as an easy way to convey information turned into wildfire of hope that spread over the world.

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“Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭11:1‬ “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8 On Monday, December 9 at 11:37pm, Angie finished her race. Her last days were spent lovingly surrounded by family and friends as they prayed, sang, and shared funny Angie stories. Angie found out about her cancer in January 2018. She wanted to keep everyone informed of what was going on so she made a social media post. The next day she made another. And then another. And what started as an easy way to convey information turned into wildfire of hope that spread over the world. She wasn’t able to sleep an entire night so she would wake up around 3am to write her posts. We watched her get up everyday in the darkest hours of the night to spread the brightest light that she knew of, her Savior Jesus Christ. There were times when she wrote her posts through pain and confusion. There were times at the end when she couldn’t type and would ask her daughters to type for her but she would not give up spreading the gospel message of hope. In nearly two years, she never missed her daily post…tomorrow she will. But this is where you pick up the baton and run like she did mighty warrior. You can choose this day to be like Angie and use your social media engagements to make a difference rather than disaster, to spread love and not hate, and to always be kind. We know many people around the world read these posts so drop your city and country name in the comments so we can see where you are! #staystrongmightywarrior #itsonlycancer #alwaysbekind

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“She wasn’t able to sleep an entire night so she would wake up around 3am to write her posts. We watched her get up everyday in the darkest hours of the night to spread the brightest light that she knew of, her Savior Jesus Christ. There were times when she wrote her posts through pain and confusion. There were times at the end when she couldn’t type and would ask her daughters to type for her but she would not give up spreading the gospel message of hope. In nearly two years, she never missed her daily post…tomorrow she will.”

“But this is where you pick up the baton and run like she did mighty warrior. You can choose this day to be like Angie and use your social media engagements to make a difference rather than disaster, to spread love and not hate, and to always be kind.”

Throughout her entire battle with cancer, Angie remained optimistic and strong, inspiring her 110,000 Instagram followers daily. Angie wrote a book about her cancer journey called God’s Plan, which was released in March.

Mackenzie posted a tribute to her mother on Tuesday, vowing to make her proud.

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Momma @angiedouthit has crossed the finish line. She did not lose the battle, she one. She is healed and running in heaven in eternity. Idk anyone who left earth with such an impact, Your entire life you never waisted a chance to let the world know Gods love. When we would try to brag on what an amazing person you are you would respond with “it’s not me, it’s God” Could you imagine this world if we all lived like Angie Douthit. She always said “it’s easy, we were put on earth to share Gods love.” And boy did she. 700 daily post for you guys to read daily, hundreds of speaking engagements even when she could barely walk or speak, she simply trusted That God would speak through her. Momma, i did not deserve you. But you loved me so unconditionally. You were the glue that held me together. The one who always believed in me. Idk what I will do without you but I hope this goes by fast so I can hurry and come be with you. You passed a torch down to us and I will not fail you. I will live for Christ and love like him like you always taught me. I will make you proud momma.

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“Momma @angiedouthit has crossed the finish line. She did not lose the battle, she one. She is healed and running in heaven in eternity. Idk anyone who left earth with such an impact,” Mackenzie wrote. “Your entire life you never wasted a chance to let the world know Gods love. When we would try to brag on what an amazing person you are you would respond with ‘it’s not me, it’s God.’ Could you imagine this world if we all lived like Angie Douthit.

“Momma, i did not deserve you. But you loved me so unconditionally. You were the glue that held me together. The one who always believed in me. Idk what I will do without you but I hope this goes by fast so I can hurry and come be with you. You passed a torch down to us and I will not fail you. I will live for Christ and love like him like you always taught me. I will make you proud momma.”

Angie is survived by Mackenzie and her siblings; her husband Brad (who was her childhood sweetheart), her parents, grandkids, former students (she was a third grade teacher), and countless friends and fans. 

After news of Angie’s passing broke, Mackenzie and her family received plenty of love and condolences from the ‘Teen Mom’ cast via Twitter. (The Ashley is only including the messages that were not posted alongside a clickbait link.)

“My heart breaks for @DouthitKenzie and her family during this time. Please help Angie meet her goal,” Kristina Shirley tweeted, along with the paypal address fans can donate to.

“[Mackenzie] I am sooo sorry for the loss of your mother… thinking of you and the family,” Catelynn Lowell wrote.

“I am certainly older and lost my parents many years ago, but my heart goes out to @DouthitKenzie because I can still feel the pain of the loss of a parent,” Randy Houska tweeted. “It is a helpless feeling and one feels like there will be no end to it. Eventually memories bring smiles instead of tears.”

“Angie and their entire family have been an amazing part of our Teen Mom family for nearly a decade now,” ‘Teen Mom’ editor Mike Stern posted. “My heart goes out to them, and we’re all thinking of Angie every day…”

Last week, Mackenzie posted that she and her family were trying to raise enough money to pay off her parents’ home, as Angie was worried about leaving Mackenzie’s father, Brad, with a mortgage. If you would like to donate, you can do so via Paypal by sending money to the email address here: bodybymac1994@gmail.com.

(Photos: MTV; Instagram)

34 Comments

  1. I couldn’t get 1/4 way thru this without the tears starting to come… my heart goes out to them, my condolences also.


  2. I have read this site for YEARS and never once posted. I was moved to post by reading about her struggle and her constant positivity in the face of great challenge.
    This is just so sad. She didn’t deserve to go so young and reading this breaks my heart for her family. May God bless her and keep her close as an angel by his side.


  3. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “Trash”. Reason: Failed Bot Test (expired) *]
    My heart & prayers go out to Makenzie & her family. I can’t even imagine what her husband is going thru…after losing his wife/childhood-sweetheart…my heart is breaking for him. My husband is also my “childhood sweetheart” & I couldn’t imagine losing him. Sorry for ur familys loss!


  4. Shame on the down-voter.
    I can’t understand this?
    If you cans be respectful, then don’t read the article, I am shocked that somebody would be so disrespectful to all the messages of sympathy and kindness.

    #ShameOnYou.

    I hope you never have to watch a loved one suffer with such a cruel illness, my mother passed from cancer , diagnosis to her passing was 18 months, my young niece was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia, aged just 13-14 months old, she’s now a feisty 8 year old, who is still fighting, so once again, shame on you for down voting.


  5. I can’t imagine what is going through the head of the person who has gone through and down voted the kind and well meant posts of people just trying to show empathy to what is clearly a heart breaking situation.


  6. This is absolutely heartbreaking. My heart hurts for her entire family. I sincerely hope that they can make it through the holidays, because I know how hard it is to lose a parent.


  7. Awe man. I lost my mama to cancer two years ago. It hurts. I am married and have kids but no matter how old you are, you still need your mama. My sincerest condolences to her family. I know your pain and it is not easy. Only thing that helps ease the hurt is knowing they are no longer suffering and finally at peace.

    PS: F U Cancer!


  8. A few days ago they said that she was in pain, I hope they take comfort in knowing that she’s now at peace. Prayers for their family.


  9. This is a difficult time for their family, and my heart goes out to them. Regardless of what insane reason one has to attack Angie or the grieving family, have some empathy for how hard it lose someone you love.


  10. Whenever someone has cancer I always think they’ll make it but no they die. It’s horrible. No matter how strong of a person you are cancer will take you . May she rip


    1. That’s understandable Marie because we always have hope. I just don’t understand why don’t make it and some don’t.


    2. This is not true. I have a friend, alive, 15 years after being diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. AND it came back once and he beat it again. Of course more die than not. But survival does happen. If you or a loved one are diagnosed, that possibility of hope is sometimes all you have and you should grab it with both hands.


    1. My heart & prayers go out to Makenzie & her family. I can’t even imagine what her husband is going thru…after losing his wife/childhood-sweetheart…my heart is breaking for him. My husband is also my “childhood sweetheart” & I couldn’t imagine losing him. Sorry for ur familys loss!


    1. I’ve been dreading this and really praying for a miracle for Angie. At least she’s at peace and out of pain now. I’ll miss her Instagram posts. If one good thing came out of the mess that is the Teen Mom franchise, it’s that it led to Angie having the opportunity to spread the Word and her positive outlook on life. Her family is in my prayers.

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