Don Lemon's Sister Dead In Tragic Accident

The CNN anchor's older sister has passed away.

E! News reports that Don Lemon's sister L'Tanya "Leisa" Lemon Grimes died on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Livingston Parish police reportedly told the celebrity news site that Grimes' death occurred after she'd fallen into a pond in Denham Springs, La. Her death is thought to be an accidental drowning.

Grimes was just 58 years old.

"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," a statement from Grimes' family read. "We are leaning on each other for strength at this time. We appreciate privacy as we grieve the loss of our loved one."

As could be expected, Lemon, who hosts CNN Tonight, did not appear on the network on Thursday, Feb. 1.

That night, Lemon tweeted out a photo of his sister, writing, "Thanks everyone for your words of sympathy.  Please keep my family in your prayers. Leisa was my oldest sister & partner in crime growing up. Always had my back. #RIPbigSis."

Our thoughts are with Lemon and Grime's family during this difficult time.