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NeNe Leakes' Linnethia Lounge Plans To Honor Late Husband Gregg With Three-Day Event

Sep. 2 2021, Published 5:30 a.m. ET

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Following the death of NeNe Leakes' husband Gregg, the Real Housewives of Atlanta alum's restaurant and lounge will pay tribute to the 66-year-old over the weekend.

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According to Radar Online, there was an event originally scheduled at The Linnethia Lounge in Duluth, Ga., on Wednesday, September 1, but it was moved after the businessman passed away. Instead, sources said that a bigger event is being planned. The eatery also told the publication that it's been business as usual since Gregg died.

An employee told Radar that the party for Gregg will be spread out for three days from Friday to Sunday.

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The details for the event are still being ironed out, but an insider from the lounge said the event is what Gregg would have wanted.

"We are always going to do our best to honor Gregg," an employee told the publication. "Gregg was a celebratory person. He would want that."

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While there have been lots of tributes for Gregg online, the insider said that since the news broke, the lounge was receiving calls throughout the day from people offering their condolences to NeNe.

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Days before his passing, NeNe told patrons at Linnethia Lounge that Gregg was "transitioning to the other side." "Sometimes you don't know what people are dealing with," the 53-year-old told customers after she received flak for not wishing someone a happy birthday.

Gregg previously battled stage three colon cancer. Although NeNe announced in May 2019 that he was cancer-free, she revealed in June that his cancer had come back during an Instagram Live with The Jasmine Brand.

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NeNe and Gregg first said "I do" in 1997 and then called it quits in 2011. The pair reconciled and remarried in 2013.

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"Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart," a spokesperson for the family announced. "After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all of his children, very close loved ones and wife NeNe Leakes."

"We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family & allow them to mourn in private during this very, very difficult time," the statement concluded.

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