Don Lemon’s sister dies at fifty eight after unintended drowning: She ‘frequently had my abet’


Don Lemon’s older sister L’Tanya “Leisa” Lemon Grimes has died, PEOPLE can squawk.

“The Lemon/Grimes family would in point of fact like to thank everyone for their condolences and prayers at this time. Our family has suffered the tragic lack of L’Tanya ‘Leisa’ Lemon Grimes,” the family mentioned in a press commence to PEOPLE. “We are leaning on every other for energy at this time. We like privacy as we grieve the inability of our cherished one.”

Lemon, fifty one, also paid tribute to his sister in a tweet on Thursday: “Thanks everyone for your words of sympathy. Please abet my family in your prayers. Leisa was my oldest sister & companion in crime rising up. Constantly had my abet. #RIPbigSis.”

A web for the CNN anchor mentioned Lemon isn’t going to appear on CNN Tonight on Thursday.

The Times-Picayune reported that fixed with an estimable with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Place of residing of business, the fifty eight-one year-outdated school died after accidentally falling valid into a pond in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, on Wednesday. Officials attain not suspect defective play was fascinated by the drowning.

On Thursday, Lemon also shared an uplifting video starring a handful of adorable teenagers giving a “breaking news” sage about why “sunless excellence is at an all-time high.”

“This lifted my spirits,” he tweeted. “I wanted this on the present time.”

It’s not the principle tragedy the journalist and his family dangle faced: Lemon published in 2010 that he had been molested as comparatively of one.

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