Life coach Iyanla Vanzant announced to her social media followers that her youngest daughter, Nisa Vanzant, has passed away.
“It is with great sorrow that we announce the transition of Nisa Vanzant the youngest daughter of our Beloved Iyanla Vanzant we are asking for your prayers. Please respect the privacy of her and her family at this time. Thank you,” the caption to a post on Vanzant’s Instagram account read.
The heartbreaking blow comes just one day after the Brooklyn native came to the borough to make an appearance. She shared the stage with Leon Lacey, Yolanda Adams, A.R. Bernard and Donald Lawrence.
The former television host hasn’t released the details surrounding her daughter’s death.
Fellow Celebrities Send Condolences
Her friends and followers have sent their love following the announcement.
Actress Leslie Jones said, “Soooo sorry for your loss will be praying for you.”
Comedienne Judi Love wrote, “Lord please some how place peace in the family hearts. This is just truly heartbreaking. I pray that you have strength at this devastating time xx.”
Actress Erika Alexander commented, “My goodness. @iyanlavanzant , I love you. I’m so sorry to hear this. Please let me know if I could be of any assistance. Xo. e.e.”
Iyanla Vanzant Turned Tragedy Into Triumph
According to MSNBC, on Christmas Day in 2003, Vanzant lost her another daughter, Gemma, to colon cancer. The devastating loss left the spiritual counselor severely depressed. However, the 69-year-old turned her tragedy into triumph. After suffering a the massive loss and a divorce, she became a best-selling author of “Peace from Broken Pieces.”
Throughout the years, she has remained transparent about her journey with grief and has used that experience to help others.
“Give yourself permission to have the initial shock and horrification of whatever the change is,” she told MSNBC in 2022. “And sometimes you’ll fall over, and sometimes you’ll stumble ahead, and sometimes you can barely get up. It’s one step at a time. That’s the only way you can do it because you cannot rush through it.”
She has one surviving son, Damon, 53.