REAL Housewives Of Atlanta alum NeNe Leakes’ husband Gregg has died at 66 after a battle with colon cancer.
The ex-reality star is in “deep pain” after it was revealed her beloved husband had “passed away peacefully” surrounded by family.
Gregg lost his fight on September 1 after first being diagnosed in 2018, the family confirmed.
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- a real estate investor- 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.
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.
“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.
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“I don’t want to say ‘happy birthday,’ okay?”
She continued: “My husband is losing his life right now.
“My husband will not be here in the next couple of days.”
A ROUGH ROAD
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.”
NeNe had been open about her husband’s battle, even revealing the difficulty of caring for him through his illness.
She previously admitted: “It’s very, very hard to be a caretaker.
“People call and they say, ‘How’s Gregg doing?’ and I want to throw the phone and say, ‘How the f**k am I doing? I’m going crazy over here, Gregg is wearing me out!’
“I am not good at this s**t! I would rather hire somebody. Gregg doesn’t wants me to hire somebody…”
Gregg also touched on his wife’s sacrifice, and wrote: “…I’m tired of hurting my wife who is only trying to take good care of me and wants only the best for me too.
“She deserves much more for her hard efforts and tireless hours spent on me…”