Midwin Charles, Prominent Legal Analyst For CNN And MSNBC, Passes Away At 47

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Midwin Charles, noted legal analyst for media giants CNN and MSNBC, has reportedly passed away at the age of 47. Her death was announced April 6 by her family on social media, via the late media personality’s 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,” their message read.

The founder of law firm Midwin Charles & Associates, Charles was prominent in legal media circles, often making television appearances for her clients as well as on regular broadcasts for truTV. She also contributed to publications, including Essence Magazine and The Huffington Post. 

“Our lives are forever changed, and we will miss her for a lifetime… Please allow the family time to grieve,” the family added in their statement. The cause of death was not revealed, with the passing only referred to as “untimely.”

Read the statement from Midwin Charles’ family here

“Stunned And Saddened”: Tributes Pour In For Midwin Charles

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Charles set up her law firm in her New York City hometown. As per her official bios, Charles was skilled in radio hosting and crisis management as well. She was a board member for the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) and a lecturer at her alma mater Syracuse University.

Her loss is being mourned by media houses associated with her and by several other prominent personalities from both the world of law and television.

Stephanie Ruhle, NBC News correspondent, wrote, “The Magnificent @MidwinCharles was a light, a force and a brilliant mind. Our show was fortunate to have her frequent insights & our @RuhleOnMSNBC family was lucky to call her a friend. She is loved & she will be missed.”

Legal journalist Ellie Mystal wrote, “We have lost a true warrior for justice today… Midwin was not a “tv lawyer,” she was a real one, who used tv as part of her advocacy.”

Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr, too joined in writing, “From what people are sharing, her life was a light that brightened the way for others.”

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