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Midwin Charles, Legal Analyst for CNN and MSNBC Dies At 47 — See the Heartbreaking Announcement

Laura Beatham
Apr 08, 2021
10:30 A.M.

Midwin Charles, a legal analyst who worked on CNN and MSNBC, passed away at 47, as confirmed by her family, who posted on social media.


The political world has lost an important player. Legal analyst Midwin Charles died on Tuesday, April 3, 2021. Her family shared the news in a message on her Twitter page.

Charles was known for giving insight into political and legal matters and pop culture phenomenon on network news shows such as CNN, MSNBC, HLN, TV One, and Bloomberg TV.

Midwin Charles pictured at the NOAH NY 10th Anniversary Gala, 2019, New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Midwin Charles pictured at the NOAH NY 10th Anniversary Gala, 2019, New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Her family confirmed her passing on her Twitter page. Although she was known as a legal commenter on TV, the message read that she was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and niece to her family.

The family thanked her followers for their thoughts and prayers and asked for privacy while dealing with the heartbreak and sadness of losing their loved one. Part of Charles' family's message read:


"It is with a profoundly heavy heart and the deepest sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Midwin Charles."

The family did not state a cause of death in their message on Twitter. However, host Dean Obeidallah mentioned that she was suffering from an illness, and she had not shared how serious it was in his reaction tweet.

No details of her death have been confirmed. Charles was a much-loved member of the political commentary TV world. Besides making appearances on TV, she founded her own law firm, Midwin Charles & Associates LLC.


The successful lawyer was also a contributor to Essence Magazine. Before her career, she studied law at Washington College of Law and then was a law clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit Judge Eric L. Clay.

She also worked as a Junior Research Fellow in Social Justice at Harvard Law University. Charles definitely impacted the people she met and worked with as many reacted to her passing. Host Don Lemon tweeted:


"My dear @MidwinCharles, We will miss your brilliance, beauty, grace, wit and glowing presence. Our collective hearts are broken."

"The View" co-host Sunny Hostin shared her condolences and wrote that the two had worked together on Court TV. She described Charles as having a brilliant mind. Hostin shared she would be praying for her family.

Charles's death comes a week after the death of Beth Parker, a former Fox 5 reporter. Parker passed away at the end of March after battling cancer at the age of 51.


Parker was on TV for almost 20 years while reporting for Fox 5 and covering stories about the D.C. region in Washington. She had been an amazing storyteller sharing positive stories while on the news outlet.

Parker leaves behind her partner Holly and their son. Fox 5 asked viewers to keep her family in their prayers and thoughts while they mourn Parker's loss.

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