Daisy Lewellyn, Author and ‘Blood, Sweat & Heels’ Star, Dies

Beauty expert and host succumbs to cancer at 36

According to reports, Daisy Lewellyn, author and cast member of Blood, Sweat & Heels, has died after a battle with a rare liver cancer.

The bubbly style expert and reality TV personality who loved bright colors and wore the best wigs (and named them accordingly), penned Never Pay Retail Again: Shop Smart, Spend Less, and Look Your Best Ever in 2010 to help fashionistas not only acquire top brands, but avoid breaking the bank in doing it.

She has also served as an editor for magazines including Glamour, InStyle, and Essence, and she was host of BlackEnterprise.com‘s “Working Your Style” series offering tips and beauty secrets for professionals and executives on top products for corporate luxury and top trends for upgrading your office style profile. Her insights were also featured in the magazine’s July 2007 issue.

Lewellyn’s battle with cancer was no secret, as after her diagnosis in February 2015 she talked about her first reaction and dealing with the news. “It was kind of shocking,” she told MadameNoire in an interview. “But also when I was diagnosed, I remember some of my immediate thoughts being like, ‘Well you know what? I’m not afraid to die.’ It wasn’t like I wanted to die, and it wasn’t like I didn’t want to live because I absolutely love my life and I’ve always loved my life, but they told me it was stage three cancer. I was like, ‘Well, if it’s my time to go, I’m okay with it.'”

“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. 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,” Bravo TV, the network of the show in which she co-starred, said in a statement.

Many of Lewellyn’s colleagues and friends have offered their condolences via social media:


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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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