Sad news…@donlemon's sister, L'Tanya "Leisa" Lemon Grimes, died in a tragic accident yesterday. She was only 58. May her memory be a blessing.
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) February 1, 2018
According to reports, Ms. Grimes drowned after she fell into a neighborhood pond while fishing:
BREAKING: CNN anchor Don Lemon's sister identified as Denham Springs woman who died in accidental drowning https://t.co/e8rYpOT29U
— The Advocate (@theadvocatebr) February 1, 2018
Drowning victim in Livingston Parish identified as CNN anchor Don Lemon's older sister https://t.co/o4NDGiF7GR
— NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) February 1, 2018
L’Tanya “Leisa” Lemon Grimes, 58, of Denham Springs died after she fell into a neighborhood pond off of Iberia Drive in the Livingston Trace subdivision south of the Juban Road exit on I-12. Officers reported to the scene at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
“The Lemon/Grimes family would like to thank everyone for their condolences and prayers at this time. Our family has suffered the tragic loss of L’Tanya ‘Leisa’ Lemon Grimes and we are leaning on each other for strength at this time. We appreciate privacy as we grieve the loss of our loved one,” the family said in a statement.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Lemon family.