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MSNBC legal analyst Midwin Charles dead at 47: Sunny Hostin and Bernice King lead tributes


MSNBC and CNN legal analyst Midwin Charles died on Tuesday at age 47, her family said in a late night post to her social media profiles. 

The attorney’s cause of death was not mentioned in the post from Charles’ family members. 

‘It is with a profoundly heavy heart and the deepest sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Midwin Charles,’ they said in the Tuesday post. 

‘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.’

MSNBC and CNN legal analyst Midwin Charles died on Tuesday at age 47, her family shared. The attorney's cause of death was not mentioned in the post

MSNBC and CNN legal analyst Midwin Charles died on Tuesday at age 47, her family shared. The attorney’s cause of death was not mentioned in the post

'She was known to many as a legal commentator on television but to us, she was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, niece and ,lives ar' her famie forever changed and we will miss her for a lifetime.'

‘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 post. ‘Our lives are forever changed and we will miss her for a lifetime’

Charles provided commentary on shows including CNN, HLN, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC and TV One. While working for CNN, she even provided legal commentary for live trials daily on InSession (formerly CourtTV) on truTV. Pictured with Don Lemon

Charles provided commentary on shows including CNN, HLN, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC and TV One. While working for CNN, she even provided legal commentary for live trials daily on InSession (formerly CourtTV) on truTV. Pictured with Don Lemon

According to her website, Charles was the founder of law firm Midwin Charles & Associates LLC and a contributor at Essence Magazine. 

Charles provided commentary on shows including CNN, HLN, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC and TV One. While working for CNN, she provided legal commentary for live trials daily on InSession (formerly CourtTV) on truTV. Charles had previously written for the Huffington Post.

Notable media personalities, politicians, and other celebrities took to Twitter to remember the brilliant and passionate lawyer.

The View’s Sunny Hostin said: ‘Midwin was my friend. We worked together on In Session/Court TV. She was a brilliant beautiful legal mind. I will miss her and am praying for her family and especially for her mother whom she adored and spoke of so often. Rest my dear friend.’

The View's Sunny Hostin said: 'Midwin was my friend. We worked together on In Session/Court TV. She was a brilliant beautiful legal mind. I will miss her and am praying for her family and especially for her mother whom she adored and spoke of so often. Rest my dear friend'

The View’s Sunny Hostin said: ‘Midwin was my friend. We worked together on In Session/Court TV. She was a brilliant beautiful legal mind. I will miss her and am praying for her family and especially for her mother whom she adored and spoke of so often. Rest my dear friend’

'I am DEVASTATED! Midwin Charles is someone I am deeply grateful to for her heart and her head,' shared New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley. 'And she was someone I valued at MSNBC! My heart goes out to her family and we have all lost a Sister. #RIJ'

‘I am DEVASTATED! Midwin Charles is someone I am deeply grateful to for her heart and her head,’ shared New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley. ‘And she was someone I valued at MSNBC! My heart goes out to her family and we have all lost a Sister. #RIJ’

PBS White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor shared a tribute and a photo of her and her 'Haitian sis' as she accepted the 2019 McSilver Honoree Award

PBS White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor shared a tribute and a photo of her and her ‘Haitian sis’ as she accepted the 2019 McSilver Honoree Award

‘I am DEVASTATED! Midwin Charles is someone I am deeply grateful to for her heart and her head,’ shared New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley. ‘And she was someone I valued at MSNBC! My heart goes out to her family and we have all lost a Sister. #RIJ’

PBS White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor shared a tribute and a photo of her and her ‘Haitian sis’ as she accepted the 2019 McSilver Honoree Award. 

‘This is so, so hard,’ Alcindor said in her post. ‘My Haitian sis — was a brilliant mind and a beautiful person who worked so hard. Her voice and presence will be deeply missed.’

Bernice King added: ‘I’m saddened to learn of the death of Midwin Charles. My heart goes out to those mourning her here and to her family. From what people are sharing, her life was a light that brightened the way for others. Well-lived.’

Bernice King added: 'I¿m saddened to learn of the death of Midwin Charles. My heart goes out to those mourning her here and to her family. From what people are sharing, her life was a light that brightened the way for others. Well-lived'

Bernice King added: ‘I’m saddened to learn of the death of Midwin Charles. My heart goes out to those mourning her here and to her family. From what people are sharing, her life was a light that brightened the way for others. Well-lived’

Yvette Nicole Brown said she was 'gutted' by the news

Meena Harris offered 'love and prayers'

Yvette Nicole-Brown shared that she was ‘gutted’ by the news while Meena Harris said that she was ‘sending love and prayers’

Actress Patricia Arquette said that she was sad to hear about the passing of the attorney, offering her love to the family

Actress Patricia Arquette said that she was sad to hear about the passing of the attorney, offering her love to the family

Yvette Nicole-Brown shared that she was ‘gutted’ by the news while Meena Harris said that she was ‘sending love and prayers.’ 

‘This is devastating,’ said CNN political analyst and TheGrio’s Natasha Alford. ‘Midwin, I pray you rest in power and perfect peace. Thank you for all you’ve contributed and the light you shined in the world. So many looked up to you, including me, and we will honor your memory.’ 

Laura Coates, a CNN senior legal analyst, added: ‘I am so incredibly sorry to hear this. I respected her so much. What a devastating loss of a beautiful soul. I am so sorry for your family’s tremendous loss.’

'This is devastating,' said CNN political analyst and TheGrio's Natasha Alford. 'Midwin, I pray you rest in power and perfect peace. Thank you for all you¿ve contributed and the light you shined in the world. So many looked up to you, including me, and we will honor your memory'

‘This is devastating,’ said CNN political analyst and TheGrio’s Natasha Alford. ‘Midwin, I pray you rest in power and perfect peace. Thank you for all you’ve contributed and the light you shined in the world. So many looked up to you, including me, and we will honor your memory’

 

Laura Coates, a CNN senior legal analyst, added: 'I am so incredibly sorry to hear this. I respected her so much. What a devastating loss of a beautiful soul. I am so sorry for your family¿s tremendous loss'

Laura Coates, a CNN senior legal analyst, added: ‘I am so incredibly sorry to hear this. I respected her so much. What a devastating loss of a beautiful soul. I am so sorry for your family’s tremendous loss’

‘Midwin, you were brilliant, fierce lawyer & analyst as well as a funny and warm soul,’ said Exavier Pope, sharing a 2019 photo of the pair on Sirius XM’s the Karen Hunter Show. ‘The law & legal analyst community will miss you as your family, friends and all the lives you touched.’

‘Midwin Charles you are a star that will never cease to shine. Thank you for illuminating my life, and the lives of so many, forever,’ said Chris Witherspoon.    

‘I have no words here,’ said Jumaane Williams, NYC Public Advocate. ‘I’m having trouble comprehending this loss. It’s stunning! As much prayers as I can muster to her family.’ 

'Midwin, you were brilliant, fierce lawyer & analyst as well as a funny and warm soul,' said Exavier Pope, sharing a 2019 photo of the pair on Sirius XM's the Karen Hunter Show. 'The law & legal analyst community will miss you as your family, friends and all the lives you touched'

‘Midwin, you were brilliant, fierce lawyer & analyst as well as a funny and warm soul,’ said Exavier Pope, sharing a 2019 photo of the pair on Sirius XM’s the Karen Hunter Show. ‘The law & legal analyst community will miss you as your family, friends and all the lives you touched’

'Midwin Charles you are a star that will never cease to shine. Thank you for illuminating my life, and the lives of so many, forever,' said Chris Witherspoon

‘Midwin Charles you are a star that will never cease to shine. Thank you for illuminating my life, and the lives of so many, forever,’ said Chris Witherspoon

'I have no words here,' said Jumaane Williams, NYC Public Advocate. 'I'm having trouble comprehending this loss. It's stunning! As much prayers as I can muster to her family'

‘I have no words here,’ said Jumaane Williams, NYC Public Advocate. ‘I’m having trouble comprehending this loss. It’s stunning! As much prayers as I can muster to her family’



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