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Back in May, we reported that Ree Drummond’s mother-in-law had died.

At the time, The Pioneer Woman shared the news on Instagram, saying she wasn’t sure how her family was going to go on without Nan.

Nan. My mother-in-law, my husband's mom, my children's grandmother, my friend. We lost her last night, and I'm not sure any of us know quite what we're going to do without her. She was magnificent.

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Recently, the emotional moments following her mother-in-law’s death aired on her show.

According to People Magazine, Drummond admitted it was difficult to watch the episode, but the family is ultimately glad the show paid tribute to her mother-in-law, because fans had grown to love her over the years.

In a blog post, Drummond revealed that they first learned Nan’s condition had taken a turn for the worst only a few weeks before she died.

While the news was unexpected, they assumed they had at least a few months to prepare for the inevitable.

Filming for the show began the day before Drummond’s mother-in-law passed away. With the film crew at the ranch, Ree and her husband, Ladd, decided to dedicate one of the episodes to Nan.

The episode was called ‘Celebrating Nan,‘ and highlighted the family preparing the ranch to say goodbye to their loved one.

While the show was raw and undoubtedly heartbreaking for Drummond and her family to relive, the episode gave fans closure and ultimately proved that television stars are not shielded from heartbreak and loss.

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