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CNN and MSNBC legal analyst Midwin Charles has died, her family announced on Tuesday.
She was 47.
“She was known to many as a legal commentator on television but to us she was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, niece and cousin,” her family said in a statement on Twitter. “Our lives are forever changed and we will miss her for a lifetime.”
The cause of death has not been revealed publicly.
Colleagues, including MSNBC’s Joy Reid, paid tribute to Charles on Twitter after her death was announced.
“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,” Reid said. “Blessings to your mom and family. To all, please live every moment like it’s your last, and OVER-appreciate your friends.”