Teen Mom OG star Mackenzie McKee’s mother, Angie Douthit, sadly succumbed to her battle with cancer this week. The author, educator, and reality star had been fighting stage 4 cancer for over two years. Last week, she updated her Instagram account to let her followers know that she was hospitalized, and subsequently sent home for hospice care, as the disease had spread to various places in her body.
While Mackenzie hasn't posted the devastating news yet, the Miami High School Facebook page announced her death this morning, explaining that Angie was an influential teacher at the institution, and that many students were inspired by her positive attitude and kind spirit. They wrote in the emotional post:
“Over the last two years, Mrs. Douthit has been an amazing example of strength, resilience, determination, and hope to all of us watching her during her journey with cancer. She never once lost her sense of optimism or her faith. Day after day, she walked the halls of Miami High School, encouraging students, spreading love, and espousing joy. She was always available to lend an ear to one’s problems and to pass on wise advice. Many of our students and staff met with her daily to talk about life. We will all miss her deeply.”
You can read their full post here.
Though Angie was extremely positive on this journey, Mackenzie posted on Twitter this week asking for prayers for her pain to end, saying, “Everything hurts right now and she is miserable.” The mom-of-three also asked for any help with donations to help her father with the costs, and many fans extended their support. In one tweet featuring a photo of Angie in the hospital, the MTV star shared that the PayPal account to make donations is under email@example.com.
We send our deepest condolences to Mackenzie and her family for their loss.