Willie Edwards daughter died? His wiki, bio, net worth, family.

To say Willie Edwards is the bravest of the lot wouldn’t be a huge understatement. After all, it takes guts to go alligator hunting on your own. One of the youngest members of the cast, Willie Edwards is the oldest son of veteran swamper Junior Edwards and his wife Therese Edwards. Born and raised in a gator-hunting family, Willie followed the footsteps of his father and grandfather ever since he was old enough to walk. An accomplished gator hunter, Willie likes to strike out on his own. With his father hanging the boots at the end of season six of Swamp People, Willie had to up his game to carry his family name. In this article we will bring marry more details on Willie like

Who is Willie Edwards?

In simple terms, Willie Edwards IV is a person who makes a living by hunting alligators. He comes from a long lineage of Alligator hunters. The very process of hunting Alligators has turned Willie’s life around and made him a reality television star. Willie Edwards is best known for his part on the History channel show “Swamp People.”


Willie Edwards Swamp People
Swamp People star Willie Edwards

Early Life:

William Edwards III was born on June 20, 1982, in Bayou Sorrel, Louisiana, United States of America. Born into a gator-hunting family in Louisiana, Willie Edwards spent much of his early life with his brother Randy Edwards. From a young age, both Willie and Randy were taught the secrets of gator hunting. The pair would often follow Junior during the gator hunting season. Junior Edwards is one of the last remaining year-round commercial fishermen in south Louisiana. When both Willie and Randy came of age, Junior parted the teachings to his sons. Junior Edwards and his wife Theresa Edwards hung up their hunting boots at the end of season six of “Swamp People” in 2016.

Willy learned all kinds of practical lessons on hunting from his father but that was not the end of his education. He began formal education in a local school in his hometown and later attended Plaquemine Senior High School.

Losing his brother:

For the longest time, Willie and Randy Edwards worked in pairs. Alongside their father, the gator family trio was one of the most respected groups in Louisiana. But in September 2018, Randy lost his life in a car accident. His Chevrolet Silverado struck a pole on the Highway which caused the car to flip. When Randy was ejected from the vehicle, he sustained heavy injuries. The injuries proved to be life-threatening and Randy lost his life. Both Willie and Junior took to social media to announce the news of Randy’s untimely death.  Born on August 21, 1983, Randy Dale Edwards was only 35 when he took his last breath on September 15, 2018.  Randy was only a year younger than Willie Edwards.

Rite of Passage:

With the death of his brother and his father hanging the boots, Willie is the last man standing. A veteran swamper, Willie set out on his own for a while. Faithful to the old ways, Willie often relies on his trusty treble hook to reel in the gators. Willie is set on passing the skill to his two sons, and the eldest William Edwards IV ( aka Little Willie) seems to be keener and joins him in the hunt. Not just alligator hunt, Little Willie also follows in his father’s footsteps as a reality television actor. Little Willie made Swamp People debut in 2020 and appeared in 20 episodes until 2022.

Life on Swamp People:

The reality television show Swamp People premiered on the 22nd of August 2010 and featured three generations of the Edward family clan. Willie, his father Junior, and now his son Little Willie. While Willie made Swamp People debut in season 1 episode 2 entitled “Houdini’s Last Escape,” he was not credited for the appearance. Willie slowly got into the stature and started appearing regularly from season 3. However, at the end of season five, Willie Edwards was fired from the show in 2015. There were all sorts of rumors regarding his departure. It is said that Willie asked for a raise in pay leading showrunners to fire him. However, showrunners never revealed the actual cause of the firing and have restricted any cast member from talking on the matter.

Return back to Swamp People:

It is not unheard of that once cast members are fired from the show the chances for them to return are less likely. In Willie Edwards’s case, we can say showrunners could not ignore his gator-hunting skill and who could be more influential than a proven cast member. After being absent for nearly three years, Willie made his comeback in 2018 re-debuting on season 9 episode 16 titled “Lone Hunter.” As the title suggests Willie Edwards was on his own after his father Junior Edwards stepped away from Alligator hunting to focus on hoop net fishing. Willie is now a regular cast member and over time his son “Little Willie” has joined him in his hunting expedition. “Swamp People” on May 19, 2022, and Will Eduards has made   102 episode appearances up until now. Season 14 of Swamp People is scheduled to premiere on January 5, 2023.

Wife and Children:

Willie Edwards is a married man. He is married to Sherrie Bonin Edwards who is from Berwick, Louisiana. The relationship between the pair began as a love affair and into marriage. Willie was just 18 years old when he took wedding vows with Sherrie Bonin on August 20, 2000. With more than 22 years as a married couple, we can say the pair is an inspiration for those looking to lead a long conjugal life.

Willie Edwards Wife Sherrie Edwards
Willie Edwards & Wife Sherrie Edwards

In the years of togetherness, the pair have given birth to three children. The three children are- a daughter Michaela Deshaye Edwards, and two sons William Edwards IV, & Landon Edwards. Little Willie is a high school graduate of Plaquemine Senior High School, he graduated in 2019. We can say, Little Willie is no more “little,” he indeed is married to Victoria Edwards. Landon is the youngest of three.

Death of his eldest daughter:

There is a reason we do not see Michaela Deshaye Edwards on Swamp People. Michaela is the eldest born of the pair who passed away. Michaela preceded her uncle and godfather, Randy Edwards in death. Gone but not forgotten, Sherrie is there to remind everyone she is the mother of three children and writes her daughter’s name on her Facebook bio. Motherly love is evident as Sherrie wished her a “Happy Heavenly Birthday” on October 20, 2020, reminding everyone she would have been 20 years old.

According to Sherrie’s Facebook post, we came to deduce the eldest daughter Michaela was conceived before the pair had their wedding ceremony and was born in October a few months after their wedding.

More Tragedy:

Willie Edwards has faced one after another tragedy. Not just the loss of his brother, Randy, and daughter, Michaela, Willie had to bear the loss of his niece Katelyn Edwards too. Katelyn is the daughter of his late brother Randy Edwards. The details of when and how Katelyn passed away are not shared outside the family. Katelyn preceded her father in death. 

Net Worth

Willie Edwards has a reported net worth of $500,000. Much of his earnings come from alligator hunting and the reality TV show Swamp People. He also makes from the sales of merchandise under his name. Willie also indulges in meet and greet with his fans which have turned into a source of earning.

Age, Nationality, Ethnicity

Willie Edwards is a resident and native of Bayou Sorrel, Louisiana born to Junior Edwards and  Theresa Edwards. Born under the zodiac sign “Gemini,” in the year 1982, Willie celebrates his birthday on June 20. As of now, Willie Edwards is 40 years old. He holds American citizenship and belongs to the white ethnicity. 

Body features & measurement:

Willie Edwards is undoubtedly an athletic person that is how he keeps up with laborious work during the alligator hunt. Blessed with naturally blonde hair, Willie has blue eyes. His measurement such as height, weight, and shoe size is not available for now.

Wiki/Bio Facts:

Full Name:William Edwards
Birth Date:June 20, 1982
Birth Place:Louisiana
Mother’s name:Theresa Edwards
Father’s name:Junior Edwards
Siblings:Randy Edwards
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Married
Spouse:Sherrie Edwards (m.2000)
Children:Michaela Edwards (deceased), Landon and William Edwards IV
Profession:Gator hunter, Reality TV star, Fisherman
Net Worth:$500,000
Social Media:Junior and Willie Edwards, 
Hair Color:Blonde
Eye Color:Blue

Article originally published on April 14, 2020, at 5:59 am


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