NeNe Leakes Remembers Gregg Leakes In Heartbreaking Tribute

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Is Nene Leakes husband dead?

Gregg Leakes, the businessman who appeared alongside wife NeNe Leakes on "Real Housewives of Atlanta," has died following a battle with cancer. He was 66. USA TODAY'Heartbroken': NeNe Leakes' shares sweet video after husband Gregg Leakes' death

Are Gregg and Nene Leakes still married?

"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. ... Gregg and NeNe Leakes married in 1997 and divorced in 2011, after four seasons of appearing on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." KTRK-TV'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Gregg Leakes, husband of NeNe Leakes, dies at 66

What cancer did Gregg leakes have?

Gregg Leakes was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in 2018, but it went into remission after treatment. In June, NeNe Leakes shared that the cancer had returned and that her husband had undergone surgery. ABC NewsGregg Leakes, husband of 'Real Housewives' alum NeNe Leakes, dies of colon cancer

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Nearly all colorectal cancers start as abnormal growths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which notes the growths, or "precancerous polyps" may not result in symptoms for years. However, colorectal cancer screenings can help find the growths so they can be removed before progressing to cancer.

"The most effective way to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer is to get screened for colorectal cancer routinely, beginning at age 45," per the health agency’s webpage, which notes millions of Americans are missing recommended screenings and the chance to find and treat the cancer early. By 2018, 68.8% of U.S. adults aged 50-75 were up-to-date on colorectal cancer screening, up from 67.4% in 2016.

Colon and rectum cancers occurred at a rate of 36.5 per 100,000 in 2018, with over 140,000 new reported cancer cases and 52,163 related deaths that year, per the latest available figures. Annual rates of new colorectal cancers and cancer-related deaths in the U.S. have been gradually declining since 1999, though the number of new annual cases has increased on several occasions.

Aside from screenings, lifestyle changes may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, like boosting exercise, limiting alcohol intake and avoiding tobacco. Researchers are working to determine whether aspirin use and diet changes can lower the risk of colorectal cancer too, according to the CDC.

Symptoms may include change in bowel habits, bloody stool, diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramps and inexplicable weight loss, among others. The CDC advises consulting a doctor upon experiencing these symptoms, which could result from something else aside from cancer.

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NeNe Leakes' Husband Gregg Dead at 66 | E! News

E! News 03 September, 2021 - 07:40pm

Atlanta headlines | Fans mourn death of NeNe Leakes' husband Gregg

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NeNe and Gregg Leakes’ son is wearing his grief on his hat.

Brentt Leakes shared a photo on his Instagram Story of a hat reading “cancer sucks,” after news broke that his father died on Wednesday of the disease.

“Get the suck outta here,” the hat also read.

Gregg passed away at age 66, following a 3-year battle colon cancer.

“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,” the couple’s rep said in a press release earlier this week.

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

Gregg was diagnosed in 2018 with stage 3 colon cancer, which went into remission after he completed six months of chemotherapy.

Tragically, things took a turn for the worse in June, with the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star confirming that his cancer had returned.

“I’d love for everybody to pray for Gregg. That would be beautiful. Pray for his strength,” she said at the time, adding, “And pray for me too.”

NeNe and Gregg first married in 1997 but divorced in 2011 before remarrying in 2013.

Shortly before his father’s death, 22-year-old Brentt shared an emotional message on Instagram that read, “Spend time with your loved ones every chance you get. Time is so…valuable dog. I can’t express it. I’m learning the hard way watching my dad fight every day. Please go create memories with ya people.”

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Brentt Leakes posted a selfie on Wednesday, September 1, wearing a baseball cap that read, “Cancer Sucks. Get the suck outta here.”

Later that evening, Brentt, 22, hosted a karaoke night in his father’s honor at the family’s The Linnethia Lounge nightclub in Duluth, Georgia.

“Come celebrate my dads life tonight,” the entrepreneur wrote via Instagram Story. “Ima be there and ima probably cry. CASAMIGOS on me.”

Brentt also shared footage via his Story of a chalkboard that paid tribute to his late father. “Celebrating the life of Gregg Leakes,” the sign read, alongside chalk drawings of Gregg’s face, flowers and a heart.

Employees at the entertainment lounge shared a video on the venue’s Instagram page, while they sketched the chalk tribute. “So, we are live at the Linnethia Lounge,” the clip began. “We’re so sorry to hear about Gregg’s passing and just to show our respect for Gregg and to show the family some love, we have Charlie, she’s an employee here at the Linnethia Lounge, and she’s, like, drawing a tribute to Gregg on the board for tonight. … Yeah, this is how we do it at the Linnethia, we really celebrate our own, you know?”

Another photo from the nightclub’s Instagram revealed that the staff placed blue-and-gold balloons that spelled “Gregg” outside the entrance. “WE LOVE YOU @greggleakes & @neneleakes & @kingbrentt ❤️❤️❤️ #LeakesFamily,” a caption read.

Gregg died earlier that day following a cancer battle. He was 66.

“Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart,” a publicist for the reality TV personality said in a statement to Us at the time. “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.”

One day prior, Brentt reflected on his dad’s colon cancer battle via Instagram Story.

“Spend time with your loved ones every chance you get,” he captioned a Tuesday, August 31 Story. “Time is so … valuable dog. I can’t express it. I’m learning the hard way watching my dad fight every day. Please go create memories with ya people.”

After Gregg’s colon cancer returned earlier this year, the Glee alum opened up his worsening condition during an event at their family’s Duluth-based club on Saturday, August 28.

“My husband is transitioning to the other side,” she said at the time. “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.’”

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