LynnNChicago, one of the most popular Housewives bloggers, died on her 49th birthday Thursday of a heart attack, RumorFix has learned.
PICTURES: Lynn & Her Favorite Housewives
Lynn Hudson was a housewife herself, who delivered her unique twist on each episode of the franchise — she even worked as a contributor for RumorFix at one point. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
The feisty Chicago blogger, who originally called her blog “I Hate Jill Zarin” won the respect of most Housewives even though some of her blogs were stinging.
Former Real Housewives of New York star and RumorFix contributor Alex McCord tweeted, “Oh no, just landed at JFK to sad news. We didn’t always see eye to eye, but I always respected her passion. #RIPLynnHudson”
Ramona Singer tweeted as she heard the news,”@LynnNChicago I am tearing as I write this its a sad day that you died so young. I can’t believe it. May God bless ur soul for eternity x0x0″
Jacqueline Laurita expressed her sorrow as well, “I’m so sorry to hear the news of one of our Housewives bloggers @lynnNchicago recent passing. Strength, Hugs & Kisses for her family.XOXO!”
Former Real Housewives of DC star Catherine Ommanney, tweeted,”I am so devastated that we have lost our @LynnNChicago we spoke only 2days ago..I will really miss her god bless her & her family.R.I.P.”
Bethenny Frankel joined the chorus of sympathy tweeting, “I’m so sorry to hear about @LynnNChicago passing. What a dedicated fan & passionate person. My sympathy is with her friends/family.”
Lynn befriended 3rd Rock From The Sun’s Kristen Johnston, who fell in love with Lynn when she supported the launch of her book GUTS.
“Before ANYONE else, she supported the book in the way only she could–she raved constantly about it, and even set up an incredible “GUTS book club,” which meant the world to me,” Kristen says.
The two became fast friends and Kristen never understood why Lynn’s blog was so controversial.
“Some people hated her blog, for whatever reason, and I got some shit from people for liking her,” she says. “I didn’t care what she wrote about, or any of that nonsense. I judge people for what I see, not other’s opinions. I found her to be funny, loyal, tough & very very smart. I really adored this woman.”
In tribute to Lynn, here are some of our favorite blogs she wrote for us.
Please place your thoughts and prayers for her family here — and we will pass them on!