Midwin Charles Biography, Wiki
Midwin Charles was a prominent Brooklyn defense attorney and MSNBC legal analyst who also appeared on CNN and contributed to Essence magazine has died.
“She was known to many as a legal commentator on television but to us, she was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and cousin. Our lives are forever changed and we will miss her for a lifetime. The family thanks you in advance for your love and prayers,” they continued.
Charles was born and raised in Brooklyn before earning her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, then studying law at American University, according to her bio.
She later founded the law firm, Midwin Charles & Associates, in New York City.
Midwin Charles has died at the age of 47-years-old.
Cause of Death
A prominent Brooklyn defense attorney and MSNBC legal analyst have died, her family said.
Midwin Charles, who also appeared on CNN and contributed to Essence magazine, died at the age of 47, her family said Tuesday. No cause of death was provided.
“It is with a profoundly heavy heart and the deepest sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Midwin Charles,” they wrote on her Twitter account.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid said she was “stunned” by news of Charles’ death.
“Midwin dear heart, you were a brilliant spirit and beautiful soul. You were such a blessing. I’m just stunned, and have been since I learned of this today,” Reid tweeted.
White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also paid tribute to the lawyer.
“This one hit really hard today. Rest in Power Sis @MidwinCharles,” she wrote on Twitter.
Journalist Joy Reid paid tribute to Charles on the social media site as well, calling her friend a “brilliant spirit and a beautiful soul.”
“You were such a blessing. I’m just stunned, and have been since I learned of this today,” Reid continued. “Blessings to your mom and family. To all, please live every moment like it’s your last, and OVER-appreciate your friends.”
Bernice King, CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, also praised Charles’ life and work in a tweet.
“From what people are sharing, her life was a light that brightened the way for others,” she wrote. “Well-lived.”
In addition to her work as a legal analyst at CNN, MSNBC, and HLN, Charles also contributed law-related pieces to Essence magazine and The Huffington Post over the years and provided commentary on live trials daily on truTV.
Outside of her work in the media, she lectured at Syracuse University, was a member of the Dean’s Diversity Council for American University’s Washington College of Law, served on the board of Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN), and worked as a member of the Civil Rights Committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, according to her website.