Debbie Higgins McCall Death: What happened to dr. Phil’s ex-wife?

Debbie Higgins McCall is yet known as Phil McGraw’s first wife. Besides, McGraw is a popular TV personality and writer famous for appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 1990s. Following McGraw’s successful career he made a name for himself in the Television world. 

Besides his professional life, Phil also makes rounds online for his personal life mainly for his marriage. Not to mention, Phil has been married twice in his life and his first marriage was with a woman named Debbie Higgins McCall. 

Their marriage lasted just three years. It’s been a long time since the news regarding Phil’s first wife’s death has remained in the media. Here we’ve covered everything related to her demise news.

Debbie Higgins McCall Death Cause

Debbie Higgins McCall death news has created a buzz online. Multiple online sources including the US  Sun have claimed that Debbie died in the year 2014. Some sources have used the name McCall to give the information but it appears to be another person who shared the same name with Phil’s ex-wife.

Image of Debbie Higgins' ex-husband.

Talking about her age, it remains unknown how old Debbie was at the time of her passing however she was said to be in her 60s. Despite her passing, Phil has not said a single word about the matter with the media. 

The US Sun reported that McCall’s death cause was linked to an unidentified form of cancer. The news was first confirmed by McCall’s brother Bill Higgins. An outlet even claimed that her brother tried to reach out to Phil to talk about his sister’s passing but he was snubbed. 

Debbie Higgins McCall and Phil McCraw Married Life

Debbie Higgins McCall and Phil McGraw tied the wedding knot in 1970 in the presence of their close ones at the Roeland Park Southridge Presbyterian Church. Higgins and McGraw first met at high school. At that time Debbie was a cheerleader while Phil was a football player. 

However, their married life didn’t go well as the couple dealt with many issues. In an interview, Phil said there was pressure to get married. He said, “I was the big football player, and she was the cheerleader. This was just the next thing to do. It just didn’t work out.” 

Phil revealed that he and his ex-wife talked about it and separated. In the interview, he said, “We never had a crossword. We just sat down and said, ‘Why did we do this?”

Online sources also claim that Debbie welcomed a daughter named Marci McCall. Reportedly, she was born a few years after her parent’s divorce. Marci even posted a photo of her mother when she died in 2014. 

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