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Following the news that Gregg Leakes has passed away at the age of 66 after a battle with cancer, he was remembered by members of the Bravo family with tributes pouring in that recalled fond memories of Nene Leakes' husband.
"I am heartbroken over the passing of Gregg Leakes, a wonderful man. I jokingly called him 'Pastor Leakes' but in truth he was a strong voice of reason [and] commanded great respect among the entire RHOA team," Andy Cohen tweeted. "I am sending love and strength to [Nene and] the entire Leakes family."
Kim Zolciak-Biermann wrote on Instagram, "So heartbreaking. I’m so sorry for this tragic loss Nene. I am sending you and your entire family lots of love and prayers. Gregg was literally one of kind. Never waivered amongst the drama. Gregg was ALWAYS kind, considerate, and the calm in any storm. He was the peaceful voice of reason and will be greatly missed by so many. His legacy lives on in you and the boys. Until we meet again, may you rest in Paradise, Gregg."
Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill also remembered Gregg following his passing. "Heartbroken," she wrote alongside a photo of her with Nene, Gregg, and Mike "This is one of my favorite photos of us. It brings back such fond memories. It was [Mike's] birthday [and] we invited a few of our friends over for a last minute gathering at Lake Bailey. Out of nowhere, Gregg asked to pray for Mike and I. For our love [and] our relationship. He was [the] first person to actually pray for us as a couple. It was so heartfelt and so beautiful. We were all so touched and blown away by his words. I think Mike [and] I both teared up. There was sincerely a ministry inside of him. He truly blessed us that night [and] we will never forget it. That was one of the many things that Gregg did to bless my life. I am so saddened to hear of his passing. My heart and prayers go out to [Nene] and her family. Gregg was a good man, so kind [and] so loving. I will miss him, and will always honor his memory with love."
Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker also recalled knowing Gregg. "My prayers go out to [Nene and] her family. [Gregg] was an amazing man who always brought love [and] great energy to any room he walked into," she wrote. "I’m thankful for the great memories I have of him. Rest in peace Gregg."
Marlo Hampton wrote, "My heart is truly broken for [Nene]. My sincere condolences to you, Brent[t] and your entire family. Thank you Gregg for letting me be the 3rd wheel many nights. I’ll always remember our jokes about 'smell me Marlo' (insider) you were the man with the scents! This one is hard. #fcancer Rest In Peace Gregg. Such a good man, always so sweet and kind to me. You held your family down like no other."
Shereé Whitfield posted a tribute on Instagram that reflected on her decades-long friendship with Gregg. "I’ve known Gregg for almost 20 years. He has always been so kind, funny, a complete gentleman, and just a good guy. From sitting at the Falcons games together, to concerts, and joining #RHOA together," she wrote. "Gregg you will be so terribly missed. My heart goes out to Nene and the entire family. Losing someone u love is always heartbreaking. May u find comfort, my heart and prayers r with u in this time of sorrow."
Phaedra Parks wrote, "I’m so thankful I had the pleasure of knowing [Gregg]. He was wonderfully wise, hilariously humorous, courageous and compassionate. A great husband, dad and friend. Death always has some measure of sadness but a man who leaves a legacy never truly dies because his spirit, his words, and his deeds are etched in the hearts of everyone who was fortunate enough to know him. Tonight I find solace in the moments I listened, laughed and learned from Gregg... [Nene] what’s known doesn’t have to be posted-YOU know I love you and am always praying for you."
Other tributes were also shared by Lauren Williams, Brielle Biermann, Drew Sidora, Shamari DeVoe, Toya Bush-Harris, Mariah Huq, Gretchen Rossi, Vicki Gunvalson, Dorinda Medley, Candiace Dillard Bassett, Captain Sandy Yawn, Dennis McKinley, Camille Grammer, and Jill Zarin, among others.
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