Midwin Charles, a defense attorney and legal analyst for CNN and MSNBC, has died at the age of 47.
Charles’s family announced her “untimely passing” on Twitter Tuesday night.
— Midwin Charles, Esq. (@MidwinCharles) April 7, 2021
A cause of death was not announced.
Charles was the founder of Midwin Charles & Associates LLC.
She was also a contributor at ESSENCE Magazine as well as a commentator on CNN, HLN, MSNBC, Bloomberg, and TV One.
Charles is a graduate of Syracuse University and American University’s Washington College of Law.
Tributes began flooding social media after the news of her death.
It’s hard to express my sadness about the sudden passing of @MidwinCharles. We have lost a true warrior for justice today. I didn’t get to know her for very long, but I am so enriched and lucky to have known her at all.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) April 7, 2021
Rest In Power Midwin Charles.
I’m absolutely stunned by the tragic news of her passing. So terribly sad. 💔 pic.twitter.com/yISpU7q9VF
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) April 7, 2021
I’m saddened to learn of the death of Midwin Charles. My heart goes out to those mourning her here and to her family. From what people are sharing, her life was a light that brightened the way for others. Well-lived.
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) April 7, 2021
— Jeffrey Toobin (@JeffreyToobin) April 7, 2021
— Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) April 7, 2021
Absolutely stunned by this incredibly sad & tragic news. @MidwinCharles was a colleague, a dear friend & a GREAT Legal Mind. I am HEARTBROKEN— as are we ALL!!! You will truly be missed. Rest In Paradise. #MidwinCharles
— Joey Jackson, Esq. (@JoeyJacksonEsq) April 7, 2021
I didn’t know @MidwinCharles well but I valued her commentary and intelligence as well as our occasional exchanges on or off air. I’m shocked by her passing and her friends and family have my condolences. Rest In Peace.
— jelani cobb (@jelani9) April 7, 2021
Just awoke to the nightmarish news that we tragically lost the brilliant + eloquent @MidwinCharles. Had the honor of appearing alongside Midwin during many panel conversations. I’m stunned + heartbroken her powerful and needed voice is silenced.
— Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) April 7, 2021