'Blood, Sweat & Heels' star Daisy Lewellyn dies at age 36 from battle with a rare cancer
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/08/2016
Blood, Sweat & Heels star Daisy Lewellyn has died following a battle with cancer.
"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," Bravo told Us Weekly in a Friday statement.
"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."
Lewellyn passed away at the young age of 36 after learning of her diagnosis -- stage III cancer in her bile ducts -- only two years prior.
In March 2015, Lewellyn opened up about her "shocking" diagnosis.
"It was kind of shocking. 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," Lewellyn toldMadame Noire.
"I was like, 'Well, if it's my time to go, I'm okay with it.'"
A few of Lewellyn's Blood, Sweat & Heels co-stars took to social media to express their sadness over the news of her death.
"I literally dreamed of her last nite... perhaps it was as she was saying goodbye to all of us. The shock is wearing off and full blown grief is setting in. I cannot believe Daisy is gone," Melyssa Ford captioned an Instagram photo of the pair together smiling. "My heart breaks for her family. Her light and spirit will be sorely missed."
Demetria Lucas wrote, "My deepest condolences to the family of @daisylewellyn RIP."
And Brie Bythewood, who only appeared on Season 1 of the Bravo series, tweeted, "Sending my prayers and condolences to the family of @daisylewellyn. May she rest comfortably in the hands of God. RIP you stylish beauty xo."
Lewellyn never married or had children. Before starring on reality TV, she worked as a fashion magazine editor, having held positions at Glamour, InStyle and Essence. She also published a book in 2010 called Never Pay Retail Again: Shop Smart, Spend Less & Look Your Best Ever.
Blood, Sweat & Heels premiered in January 2014 on Bravo and followed the personal and professional lives of several women who reside in New York City. The show was renewed three months later for a second season, which debuted in March 2015.