What happened to Lacey Chabert's sister, Wendy?

Amber Peake November 24, 2021
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Lacey Chabert, known for her role as Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls, has announced her sister Wendy has died. The actress shared the news in a statement on Instagram with fans having since taken to the comments as they send condolences to the actress and her family.

Following the announcement, others are curious to know what the actress has said about Wendy’s death as well as what happened to Lacey Chabert’s sister.

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Lacey Chabert announces death of sister Wendy

Mean Girls actress Lacey Chabert took to Instagram yesterday (Tuesday 23 November) as she announced her sister Wendy had died.

In a statement to her 861,000 followers, Chabert wrote her sister Wendy’s “shocking loss” has left her and her family “broken-hearted.

A cause of death is yet to be revealed, although many, including celebrity pals, have shared their condolences in the comments of the post.

The Hallmark Channel’s Instagram wrote: “We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Sending our love and strength to you and your family during this time.”

Melissa Joan Hart added: “I’m devastated and heartbroken! I am so sorry Lacey! Sending you so much love!” Fellow Mean Girl star Daniel Franzese also penned: “Oh Lacey! So sorry, praying for you and your family.”

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Who was Wendy Chabert?

While Lacey Chabert is familiar to many for her roles in Mean Girls and, more recently, Hallmark, not much is known of the actress’ sister Wendy online.

However, Chabert has posted of her big sister on her Instagram over the years. In 2014, the star shared a snap alongside Wendy and their other sister Crissy:

More recently, she posted a throwback snap of the three at Christmas as Chabert shared her love for her sisters in August.

Captioning the post, she wrote: “Couldn’t let #nationalsistersday pass without saying how much I love my two sisters. They are the best big sisters ever, and I thank god for them every day. Love you, Wendy and Crissy.”

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Lacey Chabert’s family life explored

Lacey Chabert is one of four children, and as well as her two sisters Wendy and Crissy, she also has a brother named Tony, who is also known under the nickname TJ.

In March 2016, the actress announced her brother had been diagnosed with Leukemia on Twitter however, later that year, she assured fans he was well and was in remission as she celebrated his birthday on Instagram.

Chabert has previously gushed about her close relationship with her sisters and in a past interview with Seventeen as she admitted they were her “best friends.”

In the same interview, Chabert also opened up on how she and her sisters would perform shows together growing up. She explained: “When I was little, I would sing in front of the mirror with a hairbrush or my sisters and I would make shows. I always wanted to be on TV.”

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.