Gregg Leakes, the husband of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes, who became a staple of the reality show, passed away at the age of 66.
According to Revolt, Ernest Dukes, the family’s publicist and family friend, issued an official statement about Gregg’s passing:
“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.
We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family & allow them to mourn in private during this very very difficult time.”
Recently, reality TV star NeNe Leakes revealed that her husband Gregg was “transitioning to the other side.” The former Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) alum shared an emotional update about her husband’s health condition at her Atlanta lounge, The Linnethia.
“I hope you guys are enjoying the lounge tonight,” Leakes started her speech. “Please, I’m asking everybody in this lounge. I had no idea that I was going to walk in here and make this announcement. But I want to say this to you. I want to be at peace. When you see me and you see my son, give us a lot of love, okay? My husband is transitioning to the other side. I’m not in the mood to say, ‘Happy Birthday’ to you. You don’t know what we’re dealing with right now.”
She adds, “This is our business so when people approach us and say, ‘you’re rude,’ because you don’t want to say ‘happy birthday,’ my husband is at home dying. So, please give us some respect. Give us some love, okay? You see my son right here, he’s hurting, I’m hurting. We walked in here because we have to walk in here ‘cause we have this business but my husband is losing his life at this very moment.”
This is so sad and we offer our condolences and prayers.