Dolores Hughes, the beloved grandmother of the Hollywood Hillbillies, also known as Mema, has died at the age of 76

Dolores Hughes of reality TV show Hollywood Hillbillies died Wednesday at the age of 76.

Best known as Mema on the series, which first aired in 2014, Hughes became the program’s unexpected star.

TMZ, which broke the news of her death, said her manager David Weintraub confirmed she died of heart failure at a hospital in Grayson, Georgia.

Rest in peace: Dolores Hughes of the reality TV show Hollywood Hillbillies died on Wednesday

Rest in peace: Dolores Hughes of the reality TV show Hollywood Hillbillies died on Wednesday

Rest in peace: Dolores Hughes of the reality TV show Hollywood Hillbillies died on Wednesday

Hollywood Hillbillies became popular on the cable network Reelz when it aired for three seasons.

It was inspired by Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie’s The Simple Life and the ’60s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies.

The matriarch appeared on the TV show with her family, including her YouTube star grandson, Michael Kittrell, 30.

Led by Weintraub and singer/actor Ray-J, the family was followed by cameras as they moved from Georgia to Los Angeles.

Star: Hughes, best known as Mema on the series which first aired in 2014, became the unexpected star of the programme

Star: Hughes, best known as Mema on the series which first aired in 2014, became the unexpected star of the programme

Star: Hughes, best known as Mema on the series which first aired in 2014, became the unexpected star of the programme

The show lasted three seasons and was eventually canceled, with the final episode airing in June 2015.

Weintraub told TMZ, “Mema was the biggest, most outspoken, tell-it-how-it-is personality the world has ever seen on television. I know she will still be bossing us all around from heaven.’

In addition to her grandson, Mema is survived by husband Paul Conlon, daughter Dee Dee Peters and son John Cox.

Confirmation: The outlet said her manager David Weintraub confirmed that she died of heart failure at a hospital in Grayson, Georgia, at the age of 76

Confirmation: The outlet said her manager David Weintraub confirmed that she died of heart failure at a hospital in Grayson, Georgia, at the age of 76

Confirmation: The outlet said her manager David Weintraub confirmed that she died of heart failure at a hospital in Grayson, Georgia, at the age of 76

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk

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