Midwin Charles, a well-known defense attorney who also served as a legal analyst for CNN and MSNBC, died on Tuesday, according to her family. She died at the age of 47, with no cause of death reported.
“It is with a profoundly heavy heart and the deepest sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Midwin Charles,” her family said in a statement posted to Charles’ Twitter account. “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 family thanks you in advance for your love and prayers,” the statement continued. “Please allow the family time to grieve.”