So heartbreaking. Little People, Big World star Amy Roloff’s mother, Patricia Knight, died on September 24, Radar Online reported. She was 86 years old. Her husband of 67 years, Gordon G. Knight, was right by her side, according to the outlet.

Amy, 55, shared on Instagram over the past few months that her mother’s health was failing her. “I’m thankful I got to make more moments with my mom and dad to bank in my memory and Chris [Marek] was with me. ❤️😊❤️,” she wrote on August 2. “My mom is hanging in there. She’s still able to get around a little — she’s determined and her mind is strong but her body is weak. Just try to take time to appreciate moments every day before they slip away. Love to you all 🌻❤️😊❤️🌻.”

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Little People, Big World fans may have had an inkling that something was up after a series of cryptic posts Amy’s made on Instagram, although she has not yet officially shared the tragic news there. For instance, she posted shots of her grandkids on September 30, and said, “It’s been a tough week after hearing sad news. But these two — my grandkids Jackson and Ember — always make me smile and melt my heart 😊❤️. Simply, love them so much. #grandkids #imthankful #imblessed #amyroloffssecondact Love being a grandma!”

Plus, Amy shared photos celebrating her engagement to her boyfriend, Chris, on September 25, but the caption began rather ominously. “A lot has happened to me this past week and a half (more later),” she shared. Sadly, that was just a day after her mother died.

It appears the reality TV star’s mother has been ill for a little while now. Amy also shared on June 11 on her Instagram, “I’m so bummed my mom couldn’t come home yet but needs to stay in the hospital a little longer so they can take care of an infection in the bone of her finger still. Her heart is weak but she is doing well considering. I was sad to have to leave already to come back home. I’ll be back in July. Thank you to those for your prayers and encouragement. I’m very appreciative of them. Appreciate moments every day for time is but a moment and goes by fast.” We really hope Amy is finding comfort in her family — and her new fiancé — as she goes through this extremely difficult time and our thoughts are with her.

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