Husband of NeNe Leakes Dies From Colon Cancer

Former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Star NeNe Leakes’ Husband Gregg Has Passed Away


Following a monotonous long stretches of fighting colon disease, Gregg at last went to the opposite side at 66 years old, “peacefully.”

NeNe Leakes’s husband, Gregg Leakes, who she first married in 1997, has died of colon cancer, days after she clarified that he was “transitioning to the other side.”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Their publicist and family companion, Ernest Dukes, is the one who affirmed and made the announcement 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.”

“We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family & allow them to mourn in private during this very very difficult time.”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Gregg was determined to have Stage III colon malignancy in 2018 and had been in remission for two years. He was also gone through a medical procedure to manage the malignant growth’s return but in June, NeNe uncovered that his cancer had returned.

On Saturday, the RHOA star was allegedly captured on video telling the guests at the Linnethia the reason why she wasn’t in the mood to give someone a birthday holler after they came up to her.

“You don’t know what we’re dealing with right now,” the Glee veteran said. “We walked in this lounge because we had to walk in this lounge because this is our business. So, when people approach and say, ‘You’re rude because you don’t want to say happy birthday,’ my husband is at home dying. I don’t want to say, ‘Happy birthday.’”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.
The couple got married in 1997 but filed a divorce in 2011 before remarrying each other in June 2013. They also share one son together named, Brentt Leakes who is presently 22 years of age.

Reactions to NeNe Leakes Husband Gregg Has Passed Away

Gregg Leakes was one of the greatest husbands across all Housewives franchises. He was especially legendary for this petty couple’s costume with NeNe. RIP King #RHOA

Praying for one of my all-time fav couples @NeNeLeakes & Gregg Leakes. 🙏🏾🤍 We love y’all #RHOA

One thing about Gregg Leakes is he rode for Nene no matter what! May he Rest In Peace 😔

Prayers for Nene Leakes & family as they are going through Gregg’s transition. I thought I would find a beautiful moment of them together dancing (Courtesy of Celebrity Blogs, Inc. on YouTube). 🙏🏾 🙏🏾 #RHOA

Gregg Leakes a true RHOA Legend! I’m so heartbroken 🙁 One thing about Nene and Gregg is they are a TEAM

Our prayers go out to Nene Leakes, Rest in Peace Gregg.

Sending so much love to @NeNeLeakes, Brentt and their entire family. We’ll remember how kind Gregg was and how much he loved you all ❤️

Random: I remember meeting Gregg Leakes outside of the Broadway Theatre moments after the curtains closed on Nene in Cinderella. As cool & debonair as he is on tv, he was 5xs that in person. “Hey man we got on the same hat.” My prayers are with his family. #RIPGreggLeakes

So sad about the passing of Gregg Leakes. He was so gentle, kind & always the voice of reason. My condolences to @NeNeLeakes & family. God bless his soul 🙏🏼❤️

rest in eternal peace to Gregg Leakes 🕊 sending so much love and prayers to NeNe and all of his loved ones 🤍

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