NeNe Leakes husband Gregg Leakes dies at 66 after battling colon cancer


NeNe Leakes’ husband Gregg Leakes dies at 66 after battling colon cancer… as family ask for prayers of ‘peace and strength’

  • Gregg Leakes has died after his battle with colon cancer at age 66
  • A spokesperson confirmed the news Wednesday, saying the Leakes family were in ‘deep pain with a broken heart’
  • News comes after NeNe, 53, said Gregg was ‘transitioning to the other side’ over the weekend
  • NeNe and Gregg were married in in 1997. They would later get divorced in 2011, but then reconciled and remarried in June 2013 


NeNe Leakes husband Gregg Leakes has died after his battle with colon cancer.

He was 66.

A spokesperson confirmed the news on Wednesday, saying: ‘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.’

Tragedy: NeNe Leakes husband Gregg Leakes dies at 66 after battling colon cancer (Pictured, 2017)

That statement, shared by E!, continued: ‘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 news comes after former Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe, 53, told fans at an event that Gregg was ‘transitioning to the other side’ amid his ongoing cancer battle.

Nene – real name Linnethia Monique Johnson – had addressed a crowd at Linnethia Lounge and spoke about Gregg’s condition, as she urged people to show her ‘some love and respect’. 

Heartbroken: The news comes after former Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe, 53, told fans at an event that Gregg was 'transitioning to the other side' (Pictured, 2016)

Heartbroken: The news comes after former Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe, 53, told fans at an event that Gregg was ‘transitioning to the other side’ (Pictured, 2016) 

The reality star’s husband was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018. 

In June, Nene revealed that Gregg’s cancer had returned after he had been in remission since 2019. 

Real estate investor Gregg had returned home last month, following a six-week stint undergoing treatment at a medical facility. 

At the time, NeNe pulled out of a planned appearance hosting The Talk in order to welcome her husband home after he was discharged. 

NeNe and Gregg were married in in 1997. They would later get divorced in 2011, but then reconciled and remarried in June 2013. 

Tough tome: Heartbroken Nene recently shared an Instagram post of the word 'broken,' along with a heart and prayer hands emoji

Tough tome: Heartbroken Nene recently shared an Instagram post of the word ‘broken,’ along with a heart and prayer hands emoji

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