It’s with a heavy heart that I report Gregg Leakes has passed away.

The husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes, died on Wednesday after battling colon cancer.

He was 66.

A rep for the family released the following statement:

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.

During season 11 of RHOA, Gregg discussed his cancer battle in great detail on the show. 

He underwent surgery and chemotherapy.

Two years ago, he excitedly announced he was cancer-free

In July, Nene Leakes shared Gregg’s cancer had returned.

Over the weekend, NeNe was captured on video at her lounge in Georgia telling the patrons that Gregg was at home “transitioning.” 

NeNe and Gregg were married for over 20 years and their share a son, Brent. 

Gregg also has children from previous relationships.

My sincerest condolences and prayers to NeNe and the family during this difficult time.

May he Rest In Peace.