Midwin Charles, a defense attorney and a legal analyst for networks such as CNN and MSNBC, has passed away at age 47.
On Tuesday night, the lawyer’s family released a statement on her Twitter account announcing Charles’ passing.
“It is with a profoundly heavy heart and the deepest sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Midwin Charles,” the family said. “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 statement added. “The family thanks you in advance for your love and prayers. Please allow the family time to grieve.”
Her cause of death has yet to be publicly disclosed.
After news of Charles’ passing went viral, a number of celebrities, including our own Loni, paid their respects on social media.
some think we will live forever but no one knows ... this is why I try to live life in love and peace .. condolences to the family of @MidwinCharles ..— Loni Love (@LoniLove) April 7, 2021
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. 🙏🏽 https://t.co/oS60BDC4pV— Sunny Hostin (@sunny) April 7, 2021
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.— Be A King (@BerniceKing) April 7, 2021
According to the biography posted on her law firm’s website, Charles earned her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and her law degree from the American University, Washington College of Law.
After graduating from law school, Charles served as a law clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit Judge Eric L. Clay and as the A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Research Fellow in Social Justice at Harvard Law School, under the supervision of Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.
She was also an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
Our condolences go out to her family and loved ones for their loss.