Gregg Leakes, NeNe Leakes’ Husband, Dies at 66 after a Long and Successful Battle With Cancer

Gregg Leakes, who had been fighting colon cancer, has passed away. He was 66 years of age.

Gregg Leakes, NeNe Leakes’ Husband, Dies at 66 after a Long and Successful Battle With Cancer

Gregg was married for the first time to NeNe Leakes, a former Real Housewives of Atlanta star. Their first marriage was in 1997. She filed for divorce in 2010. They reunited in 2013 and were remarried. His six children, Dexter Dexter Denton, Denton, Katrina, and Brentt, his son with NeNe, are his survivors. He was also NeNe's stepdad, Bryson, who she had from an earlier relationship.

"Today, the Leakes family is experiencing deep grief and a broken heart. Gregg Leakes, after a long fight with cancer, has died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, including his children and his very close friends, and Nene Leakes," Ernest Dukes, a publicist and friend of the Leakes family, said in a Wednesday statement. We ask for your prayers and support to their families during this difficult time.

NeNe, 53 years old, revealed that Gregg was diagnosed with stage 3 colon carcinoma in June 2018. However, he is now cancer-free as of May 2019. In June, NeNe announced that Gregg's cancer had returned. She shared with fans a month later that her husband was doing well and said that he had been discharged from the hospital following surgery. He was also admitted for six weeks.

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