NeNe Leakes‘ husband Gregg Leakes has lost his long battle with stage 3 colon cancer. He was 66.

Gregg Leakes is most notably known for appearing alongside his wife on 12 seasons of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

The family issued a statement via publicist and family friend Ernest Dukes:

“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.”

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The couple’s 22-year-old son, Brentt, posted a message on his Instagram Story, encouraging others to spend quality time with loved ones.

“Spend time with your loved ones every chance you get. Time is so… valuable dog. I can’t express it. I’m learning the hard way watching my dad fight every day.

“Please go create memories with ya people.”

NeNe, 53, revealed in June that Gregg – who was first diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2018 – was battling the disease again after going into remission.
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Colon cancer disproportionately affects Black people who are 40% more likely to die from it.

Last month, the TV personality canceled a planned gig hosting “The Talk.” She explained she’d received happy news that Gregg was being discharged from the hospital after undergoing a surgical procedure.

“I was suppose to be hosting The Talk today. But I got good news that Gregg was coming home after being hospitalized 6 weeks.”