Don Lemon’s sister has died of accidental drowning

CNN anchor Don Lemon’s older sister died of accidental drowning, reports People magazine.

“The Lemon/Grimes family would like to thank everyone for their condolences and prayers at this time. Our family has suffered the tragic loss of L’Tanya ‘Leisa’ Lemon Grimes,” the family said in a statement to PEOPLE. “We are leaning on each other for strength at this time. We appreciate privacy as we grieve the loss of our loved one.”

The 58-year-old died after accidentally falling into a pond in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, on Wednesday. Officials do not suspect foul play was involved in the drowning.

Lemon took Thursday off of CNN Tonight to be with his family.

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