A representative confirmed the news to CNN in a statement Wednesday.
“Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart. After a long battle with cancer, Greg Leakes has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all his children, very close loved ones and wife Nene Leakes,” said campaigner and family friend Ernest Dukes said in a statement. “We ask that you pray for peace and strength over his family and allow them to grieve in solitude during this very difficult time.”
The couple married in 1997, divorced in 2011 and then remarried in 2013. He has a son.
Nene, who starred in Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” has yet to publicly address her husband’s death. Greg appeared on 12 seasons of the hit show with his wife.