A spokesman confirmed the news to CNN on Wednesday in a statement.
“Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart. After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes has died peacefully at home surrounded by all of his children, loved ones and wife Nene Leakes.” , publicist and family friend Ernest Dukes said in a statement. “We ask you to pray for peace and strength over your family and to allow them to mourn in private during this difficult time.”
The couple married in 1997, divorced in 2011 and then remarried in 2013. They have a child together.
NeNe, who starred in Bravo’s “The Real Atlanta Housewives,” has yet to publicly address her husband’s death. Gregg appeared in 12 seasons of the hit show alongside his wife.