Josh Duggar death rumor 2021: Is ‘Counting On’ star still alive?

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Josh Duggar speaks during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Josh Duggar has been away from the spotlight for quite some time now. Details about the reality star’s personal life have been scarce since he was hounded with child p*********y and s****l abuse allegations.

Reports about Josh had molested five girls between 2002 and 2003, not to mention his membership in the Ashley Madison website, led to the cancellation of his family’s reality-show titled “19 Kids and Counting” on July 16, 2015.

So, is Josh Duggar still alive? Why did some death reports surfaced recently? Keep on reading to know more details about the former reality television personality.

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Is Josh Duggar dead or alive?

An Instagram post, showing a mugshot of Josh Duggar with a caption “#RIP,” sparked death rumors recently. Devoted supporters of the ex-reality star quickly went to Google to check if the news is true.

While the search gave two results that claim to be Josh’s obituaries, it was later learned that the death speculations are incorrect. Upon checking the hashtag #RIP on Instagram, it was found out that avid fans of Josh Duggar used the hashtag to bid their farewell to “Counting On” after TLC announced its cancellation.

Though the reality show is technically “dead” since its production was stopped, Josh Duggar, who is one of its mainstays, is alive and kicking. The death rumors raised concerns among fans with some expressing disgust to those who started the wrongful report.

Others, however, shared that they do not care about Josh at all. His critics, on the other hand, said that the former reality star just got what he deserves.

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Where is Josh Duggar now?

As of the moment, Josh is awaiting trial while at home confinement. To recall, the eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar was arrested in Arkansas in April for possessing child p*********y.

Josh Duggar was scheduled to go on trial this month. However, it was rescheduled in November after his lawyer asked the judge for more time to examine his electronic possessions. The ex-reality star, according to reports, also requested the court to postpone the trial until February 2022.

The husband of Anna Duggar has until October 18 to change his not guilty plea and he needs to submit a signed plea deal on or before October 21. It would be heard on October 22 should there be a change of plea deal.

Josh Duggar would receive a 20-year sentence once found convicted. He would also be required to pay fines of up to $250,000 for each count.

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