NICKI Minaj, Andy Cohen and a host of Bravo stars paid tribute to Nene Leakes’ husband Gregg after his tragic death.
RHOA star Gregg died aged 66 on Wednesday after a three-year battle with colon cancer.
The real estate investor’s friends, loved ones and supporters flocked to social media to express their condolences.
Bravo boss Andy Cohen tweeted: “I am heartbroken over the passing of Gregg Leakes, a wonderful man.
“I jokingly called him ‘Pastor Leakes’ but in truth he was a strong voice of reason & commanded great respect among the entire #RHOA team.
“I am sending love and strength to NeNe and the entire Leakes family.”
Nicki Minaj wrote on her Instagram Stories: “Broken-hearted to hear of this tragic loss.
“Though I know nothing can stop the pain you must be feeling right now, I’m sending you love & strength.
“May God cover your family now & forever – forever & equipped you with what your heart needs to move on.”
The singer concluded: “Gregg seemed like such a loving, funny, dynamic person to be around. I can tell he’ll be greatly missed.”
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Nene’s former costar Porsha Williams shared a photo of Gregg and Nene together as well as a selfie of Gregg wearing a “cancer sucks” cap.
She wrote: “Truly heartbreaking news. Love and prayers for dear Nene & the Leakes family. #Speechless. We love you Gregg #F**k Cancer.”
RHOA star Kandi Burruss posted a photo of her with husband Todd Tucker with Nene and Gregg at a party.
BRAVO FAMILY TRIBUTES
She wrote: “My prayers go out to @neneleakes & her family.
“@greggleakes was an amazing man who always brought love & great energy to any room he walked into. I’m thankful for the great memories I have of him. Rest in peace Gregg.”
Fellow RHOA star Cynthia Bailey posted a snap of her and husband Mike Hill with Nene and Gregg.
She penned: “This is one of my favorite photos of us. It brings back such fond memories. It was @itsmikehill birthday & we invited a few of our friends over for a last minute gathering at Lake Bailey.
“Out of nowhere, Gregg asked to pray for Mike and I. For our love & our relationship. He was first person to actually pray for us as a couple.
“It was so heartfelt and so beautiful. We were all so touched and blown away by his words. I think Mike & I both teared up. There was truly a ministry inside of him.”
‘A GOOD MAN’
The model went on: “He truly blessed us that night & we will never forget it. That was one of the many things that Gregg did to bless my life.
“I am so saddened to hear of his passing. My heart and prayers go out to @neneleakes and her family. Gregg was a good man, so kind & so loving. I will miss him, and will always honor his memory with love.”
Bravo stars Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kenya Moore, who have both clashed with Nene in the past, also paid their respects.
Kim asked her followers to “please say a prayer” for Nene, before posting a tribute on her Instagram Story.
Kenya, meanwhile, shared a photo of Nene and Gregg cuddling on her Instagram Story and wrote: “#AGoodMan.
“Praying for Gregg, @neneleakes and their family. Even through all our ups and downs, Gregg never treated me differently – he was always kind and respectful.”
Real Housewives of New York City alum Jill Zarin gave her support under Nene’s most recent Instagram post where she said she felt “broken”.
Jill wrote: “I remember meeting Gregg and thinking you had a Bobby too. I’m so sorry for your loss and grateful for the time you had together. Too young… too soon… never forgotten. RIP.”
Fellow RHONJ alum Bethenny Frankel added, “I am so terribly sorry,” along with a slew of love heart emojis.
SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT
Ramona Singer shared: “So sorry for your loss Nene. Sending you lots of love.”
Gregg “passed away peacefully” surrounded by his family on Wednesday after being diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018.
A spokesperson told E! News: “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.”
NeNe, 53, and Gregg first tied the knot in 1997, before divorcing in 2011.
However, the pair would reunite and once again walk down the aisle in 2013.
They share son Brentt, 22, and Gregg also helped raise NeNe’s older son Bryson, 30.
DEVASTATING CANCER DIAGNOSIS
NeNe previously revealed Gregg was “dying” at her Atlanta lounge, The Linnethia, after she was called out for not wishing a customer a happy birthday.
In a clip obtained by OnSite, NeNe could be heard saying on August 28: “My husband is transitioning to the other side. You don’t know what we’re dealing with right now.
“I don’t want to say ‘happy birthday,’ okay? My husband is losing his life right now. My husband will not be here in the next couple of days.”
Gregg was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer three years ago, but was in remission earlier this year.
Sadly, NeNe revealed his cancer had returned in June 2021, and asked fans to “pray for Gregg.”