A regular contributor for CNN and MSNBC died unexpectedly Tuesday, her family announced on social media.
Midwin Charles, a Brooklyn-based defense lawyer that appeared on the cable news channels as a legal expert, died at the age of 47.
As of Wednesday, no cause of death has been provided.
“It is with a profoundly heavy heart and the deepest sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Midwin Charles,” he family wrote.
“She was known to many as a legal commentator on television but to us, she was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, niece and cousin. Our lives are forever changed and we will miss her for a lifetime.”
“The family thanks you in advance for your love and prayers. Please allow the family time to grieve,” they wrote on her Twitter account, signing off as “The Family of Midwin Charles.”
— Midwin Charles, Esq. (@MidwinCharles) April 7, 2021
Charles studied law at American University before founding her own law firm, Midwin Charles & Associates, in New York City.
Among the outpouring of condolences, MSNBC star Joy Reid wrote a tribute to Charles on social media —
Midwin dear heart, you were a brilliant spirit and beautiful soul. You were such a blessing. I’m just stunned, and have been since I learned of this today. Blessings to your mom and family. To all, please live every moment like it’s your last, and OVER-appreciate your friends.????????♀️ https://t.co/2VpH3QKD2s pic.twitter.com/IYZrHPGaUL
— Joy-Ann Pro-Democracy & Masks Reid ???? (@JoyAnnReid) April 7, 2021
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