Angie Ballard co-owned the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota, which was featured in a reality program. On September 19, 2017, she died aged 35. She is survived by her spouse Michael Ballard, their daughter Emilly Grace Lynn Ballard, and their companion Jesse James Dupree.
The Life and Career of Angie Ballard
Angie Ballard was born in 1982 and grew up in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. She moved to Sturgis in 2009 to work at the Full Throttle Saloon as a bartender and manager.
She became co-owner of the bar with her husband Michael Ballard and their partner Jesse James Dupree, who is also the lead singer of the rock band Jackyl.
She appeared on the reality TV show Full Throttle Saloon, which chronicled the operations and activities of the world’s largest biker bar during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally which attracts hundreds of thousands of bikers every year.
She married Michael Ballard in season 4 of the show, which aired in 2012. The couple had a 20-year age difference and faced some challenges in their relationship, such as Michael asking for a prenup before marriage and Angie struggling to get pregnant.
She announced her pregnancy in season 5 of the show, which aired in 2014. She gave birth to their daughter Emilly Grace Lynn Ballard on April 30, 2015.
She supported breast cancer research and local animal shelters. She was valued at $3 million in 2017.
The Passing of Angie Ballard
Angie Ballard died at age 35 on September 19, 2017. The cause was undisclosed. She left behind her husband Michael Ballard, daughter Emilly Grace Lynn Ballard, partner Jesse James Dupree, parents Robert and Linda Smith, brother Robert Smith Jr., sister-in-law Jennifer Smith, nieces Kayla and Kelsey Smith, and other relatives and friends. Her funeral took place on September 23, 2017, at A Life Tribute Funeral Care in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was cremated and interred at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Petersburg. Fans and friends shared tributes and condolences on social media, recalling memories of Angie from Full Throttle Saloon and the show.
Current Status of Michael and Angie Ballard’s Relationship
Despite rumors and speculations, Michael and Angie Ballard were still married at the time of her death and remained loyal to each other.
Michael has not remarried or dated anyone else since Angie’s passing. He has focused on raising their daughter Emilly and running their business with Jesse James Dupree.
He has also honored Angie’s memory by posting photos and videos of her on social media and celebrating her birthday and anniversary every year.
He has not commented on the cause of Angie’s death or the details of her final moments. He has asked for privacy and respect from the public and the media.
Angie Ballard was a beloved wife, mother, co-owner, reality TV star, and philanthropist who left a lasting impact on many people’s lives. She died unexpectedly in 2017 at the age of 35. She is missed by her family, friends, fans, and the biker community.