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‘Counting On’ Grandmother Mary Duggar Died by ‘Accidental Drowning,’ Coroner Says

Duggar died Sunday at 78

“Counting On” grandmother Mary Duggar died from “accidental drowning,” Washington County, Arkansas Coroner Roger Morris told TheWrap.

“It appears that she slipped and fell in the pool,” Morris said, adding that a 911 call was placed at 4:37 p.m. on Sunday reporting a woman unconscious in Springdale, Arkansas, where Duggar lived. He also told TheWrap that emergency responders pronounced Duggar dead at the scene. 

According to USA Today, Duggar was at her home at the time of her death.

Mary Duggar died Sunday at 78, shortly after returning home from Church, according to the family, who announced her death in a statement on their Facebook page later that day.

She was featured on both “Counting On” and TLC’s predecessor reality series, “17 Kids and Counting.” “17 Kids…” was canceled in 2015, after In Touch Weekly reported that Duggar’s eldest son, Josh Duggar, had molested five girls when he was a teenager.

The spinoff, “Counting On,” was introduced later in 2015.