Dolores Hughes, the breakout star of Reelz’ Hollywood Hillbillies, has died. Followers and viewers merely knew her as Mema.
The 76-year-old died surrounded by household in her hometown of Grayson, Ga., on Nov. 9. TMZ first reported information that the household had confirmed a number of days earlier. Hollywood Hillbillies adopted YouTuber Michael Kittrell as he moved his household from Georgia to Hollywood.
“She undoubtedly didn’t perceive Hollywood,” a be aware on Hughes’ Facebook page reads.
Supervisor David Weintraub tells the movie star information web site that he is certain “Mema” would now be bossing the household round from heaven. “Mema was the best, most outspoken ‘tell-it-like-it-is personalities the world had ever seen on TV,” he shared in an announcement.
We’re heartbroken to verify the passing of the superb, lovely, form soul of Delores “Mema” Hughes. Mema handed yesterday 11-9-2022 surrounded by her loving household! Mema’s household was her WHOLE WORLD! She bragged about them to anybody each time she had the chance! Mema was a trailblazer in lots of approach! She by no means actually understood why so many individuals beloved her and wished to be round her! She undoubtedly didn’t perceive Hollywood! However one factor about, she was a PURE COMEDIAN GENIUS with out attempting! Her reminiscence will stay on with all of the tales and laughs she supplied to anybody prepared to hear!
The household’s message ends with “We love you Mema! RIP Queen!”
How Did Mema From Hollywood Hillbillies Die?
Weintraub shares that Dolores “Mema” Hughes died of coronary heart failure at a hospital in Grayson. Whereas lively by the pandemic, she’d been pretty quiet on Fb for the final yr. A last picture shared on social media exhibits her together with her household earlier than a meal at Waffle Home.
What Occurred to Hollywood Hillbillies?
Along with Kittrell and Hughes, Hollywood Hillbillies included an uncle named John Cox, an aunt named Dee Dee Peters, her boyfriend Paul Conlon. Twenty-three episodes aired between 2014 and 2015 earlier than the present was canceled, however TMZ factors out that the present — which spoofed the ’60s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies — was the No. 1 present on Reelz.
Kittrell’s Copper Cab YouTube channel has not delivered new content material in additional than a yr. In 2016, he got here out as transgender, however has since indicated he stopped hormone remedy. The 30-year-old was raised by his grandmother since age 12.
In 2020, Hughes launched a e-book about her life known as Mema Says that tells her story of spousal abuse, a pressured abortion, a close to deadly automobile wreck and the loss of life of a kid.
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Could they relaxation in peace …