Dolores Hughes, beloved Hollywood Hillbillies grandmother also known as Mema, dies at age 76

Dolores Hughes, beloved Hollywood Hillbillies grandmother also known as Mema, dies at age 76

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

Known as Mema on the series, which first aired in 2014, Hughes became the unexpected breakout star of program. 

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

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 television 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: Known as Mema on the series, which first aired in 2014, Hughes became the unexpected breakout star of program

Star: Known as Mema on the series, which first aired in 2014, Hughes became the unexpected breakout star of program

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

Weintraub told TMZ, ‘Mema was the greatest, most outspoken tell-it-like-it-is personalities the world had ever seen on TV. I know that she will still be bossing all of us 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 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 she died of heart failure at a hospital in Grayson, Georgia at the age of 76

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