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2 Feb 2018

CNN anchor Don Lemon’s sister passes away in accidental drowining

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February 2, 2018 Category: Entertainment Posted by:
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The older sister of CNN anchor Don Lemon has passed away due to an accidental drowning.

According to NOLA.com

‘Tanya “Leisa” Lemon Grimes, 58, of Denham Springs died after she fell into a neighborhood pond off of Iberia Drive in the Livingston Trace subdivision south of the Juban Road exit on I-12. Officers reported to the scene at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Grimes appeared to have tripped and fallen into the water while fishing in the neighborhood pond.”

The family has issued a statement.

“The Lemon/Grimes family would like to thank everyone for their condolences and prayers at this time. Our family has suffered the tragic loss of L’Tanya ‘Leisa’ Lemon Grimes,” the family said in a statement to PEOPLE. “We are leaning on each other for strength at this time. We appreciate privacy as we grieve the loss of our loved one.”

Lemon, 51, also paid tribute to his sister in a tweet on Thursday: “Thanks everyone for your words of sympathy. Please keep my family in your prayers. Leisa was my oldest sister & partner in crime growing up. Always had my back. #RIPbigSis.”

 

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