NENE Leakes’ husband Gregg paid heartbreaking tribute to her in his final Instagram post before his tragic death.
Former RHOA star Gregg died aged 66 on Wednesday after a three-year battle with colon cancer.
The real estate investor often shared loved-up posts with Nene – who he was married to for more than 24 years – on social media.
And he shared a tribute to Nene for his last ever Instagram post, wishing the Bravo star a happy birthday on December 13, 2020.
Gregg posted a photo of Nene looking glam in a silver top and wrote: “Happy Birthday to my Beautiful young Queen. Ain’t she a beauty America.”
“I just love her soo much & wish her all her Hearts Desires on this her Day. May she find Peace & Tranquility as she has found the fountain of youth..”
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.”
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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.
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.
“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.”
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.
LOOKING AFTER GREGG
“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…”