Celebs we lost in 2021

A huge number of famous faces have passed away this year

Gregg Leakes (died September 1st, aged 66)

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Credit: Gregg Leakes / Instagram

Gregg Leakes, the businessman who appeared alongside his wife NeNe Leakes on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, died on September 1st following a battle with cancer. He was 66. Gregg was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in May 2018. A year later, the spouses announced that Gregg was cancer-free. However, this past June, NeNe revealed that her husband’s cancer had returned.

Gregg and NeNe first married in 1997 and share two children: Bryson and Brentt. After breaking up in 2011, the couple remarried in 2013 during a ceremony filmed for Bravo’ spin-off I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding.