Legal analyst Midwin Charles has reportedly passed away at the age of 47 years old. The defense attorney is most well known for her time on CNN and MSNBC. She also led her own legal firm and contributed to Essence Magazine. Not to mention, she appeared on Bloomberg TV and HLN as a legal analyst.
The Charles family shared the news of her passing on Twitter. However, the family has not shared the cause of her death.
“It is with a profoundly heavy heart and the deepest sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Midwin Charles,” the family’s statement reads.
“The family thanks you in advance for your love and prayers. Please allow the family time to grieve.”
In the wake of her passing, a number of popular media personalities chimed in to offer their condolences for the Charles family. Media members also shared their fondest memories of the late legal analyst.
“In majority-white legal and media spaces, Midwin moved with the grace and ease of a seasoned pro. She loved working with Stephanie Ruhle on MSNBC and we talked on more than one occasion about their great on-air chemistry. Within Black media circles, Midwin Charles was one of those people who everybody respected and was number one on any list of ‘Yo, why isn’t she a bigger deal? Why isn’t she signed to a network?’ conversations,” Dr. Jason Johnson said about his late friend and colleague.
“As will everyone else who got even a glimpse of what an amazing and meaningful woman she was. The world is a sadder place without Midwin Charles and she will be sorely missed.”
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) April 7, 2021