Daisy Lewellyn, who starred in Bravo’s Blood, Sweat and Heels, has died at the age of 36 after battling a rare form of cancer.
The self-proclaimed “Queen of Chic” was diagnosed with stage-three cholangiocarcinoma, a rare cancer affecting the bile ducts of the liver, at the age of 34 and previously told Madame Noire that the diagnosis was a shock to her, but that she immediately took it rather calmly, then wanted to start working to fix the problem. “My first thoughts were really very calm,” she explained. “My mother was there with me and she completely lost it as any mother would. Me knowing that my mom was having a hard time allowed me to feel a little more stable in my emotions. Really, my first reaction was, ‘Okay, how do we fix this?’ I’m a solution-based kind of girl. I’ve never really been the person to have something going on in my life that I wasn’t happy with and that thing not be fixed.”
“We are devastated to learn that Daisy Lewellyn from Bravo’s Blood, Sweat & Heels has passed away this morning after a battle with a rare form of Cancer,” Bravo told E! News in a statement. “Daisy passed on in peace and filled with joy, surrounded by her family and friends. We are all saddened to lose this wonderful woman. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy is expressed.
In addition to being a reality star, Daisy also served as author and editor for publications including Glamour, InStyle and Essence.
During her Madame Noire interview Lewellyn also told the site that her family and friends can rest easy knowing she had a good life. “I’m not afraid to go to heaven, but I would like to stay on earth if I can. If it’s my time to go, then I can say that I had a great life.”
pictured: Daisy Lewellyn attending the 18th Annual First Ladies High Tea at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on October 3, 2015. (Photo Credit: phred mosbey / PR Photos)