Originally posted on Bravo.com
Sad news to report for the Bravo family: Blood, Sweat & Heels star Daisy Lewellyn has died at the age of 36.
“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. Daisy passed on in peace and filled with joy, surrounded by her family and friends,” a Bravo spokesperson said in a statement. “We are all saddened to lose this wonderful woman. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are expressed.”
“We are extremely saddened at the news of the passing of Daisy Lewellyn,” Leftfield Pictures said in a statement. “We will miss her incredible spirit and heart, and extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends.”
The always-optimistic style expert was battling a rare form of the disease, which was diagnosed after her makeup artists noticed an unusual coloring in her eyes. She was later diagnosed as having a cancerous tumor in her bile duct. She received treatment, including having the tumor removed as well as getting chemotherapy and radiation treatments. “I have cancer – cancer doesn’t have me. Every day comes with its challenges, but that doesn’t stop me from celebrating what I have in my life,” she said in March 2015. “I wanted to turn this tragedy into triumph by sharing my story in hopes that even one person could feel inspired.”
Before sharing her life on Bravo, the California-native worked at several high-profile fashion magazines including InStyle, Glamour, and Essence. She became known for her expertise in knowing how to look stylish without having to spend a lot of money, penning the 2010 book Never Pay Retail Again: Shop Smart, Spend Less, & Look Your Best Ever. She chronicled her battle with cancer on Blood, Sweat & Heels, taking fans along for her journey with the disease. During the 2015 finale, she even celebrated the end of her radiation treatments during Season 2.