Sad news to report… Our favorite house husband Gregg Leakes has passed away at 66 from colon cancer…
Gregg Leakes died “peacefully” in his home while surrounded by his family.
Gregg died “peacefully” in his home while surrounded by his family, publicist and longtime family friend Ernest Dukes confirmed in a statement on Wednesday.
“Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart. After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all of his children, very close loved ones and wife Nene Leakes,” said Dukes.
“We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family & allow them to mourn in private during this very very difficult time.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star previously addressed Gregg’s health on Saturday in a video circulating on social media, telling patrons of The Linnethia Lounge in Duluth, Georgia, “My husband is transitioning to the other side.”
The following day, she also shared an image of the word “Broken” on Instagram with the prayer and heartbroken emojis.
Gregg, who was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer in 2018, had been in remission for two years. In June, NeNe revealed he was hospitalized and recovering from surgery following the return of his cancer.
“It’s difficult,” she said during an Instagram Live at the time. “He’s super small. If you’ve ever been around somebody who’s had cancer before, he’s different. He’s different.”
Through it all…the two stayed together to the end…
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Leakes family….
Gregg will be missed…
This one hurts….