Lifestyle Health 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' Star Barbara 'Babs' Thore Dead at 76 Barbara "Babs" Thore was most known to viewers as Whitney’s mom on the TLC reality show By Tracey Harrington McCoy Tracey Harrington McCoy Instagram Twitter Tracey Harrington McCoy is a celebrity news writer at PEOPLE Digital. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 8, 2022 07:21 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Barbara 'Babs' Thore . Photo: whitney thore/instagram My Big Fat Fabulous Life star Barbara "Babs" Thore is dead. She was 76. Barbara, best known as Whitney Thore's mom on the TLC reality show, died of cerebral amyloid angiopathy, according to an Instagram post shared by Whitney on Thursday. "My mother died last night just as the credits rolled on her favorite movie," Whitney wrote alongside a video montage of photos of her mom and family over the years. "Dad, Hunter, and I held her as she took her last breaths. It was 10:32pm, the same exact time she brought me into this world almost forty years ago," she said. Whitney revealed her mom had cerebral amyloid angiopathy, "an untreatable progressive condition caused by proteins in the blood vessels of the brain that can cause dementia, seizures, or like in my mom's case, brain bleeding (hemorrhagic strokes)." Whitney Way Thore Breaks Down Over Her Mother's Health in 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' Trailer Barbara had three strokes since 2017, with the last one occurring on Nov. 13. Whitney's shared a touching tribute to her mom, writing: "My mother is our family's greatest gift. We could never love, revere, or value another person more." Whitney Way Thore Refuses to Let Her Mom Drive After Stroke: 'Babs Does Not Belong on the Road' "If you're reading this, you're familiar with her magic: her southern charm, her hilarious sense of humor, her well-timed witty remarks, her beauty, and her ability to make everyone around her feel comfortable and cared for," she shared with her followers. RELATED VIDEO: Whitney Way Thore Shares Sweet Moment with Mother Following Her Health Struggles Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The My Big Fat Fabulous Life star also thanked fans for loving and watching her mom in recent years. "She delighted in her newfound television career more than we can describe!" she shared. "It gave her such a sense of purpose and excitement and something to look forward to every time the crew came around." Whitney ended her post with a sweet and simple sign off: "I love you, Mommy."