Today’s Craig Melvin opens up about grief in heartbreaking exchange after suffering devastating family loss
TODAY'S Craig Melvin has discussed what it's like dealing with grief and loss following the death of a family member.
"I got the chance to chat with letswondermind about sitting with emotions," his tweet said.
"Subscribe at www.wondermind.com to read the exclusive interview."
Melvin has previously spoken about his life and struggles on David Kessler's podcast, Parcast: Healing,' in which he compared his upbringing to the childhoods of his children.
"There's not much of a comparison," Melvin said on his Spotify podcast. "Because I grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. The son of a mail clerk and school teacher. We were middle class on a good day."
While talking about his childhood and family, Melvin mentioned growing up with his brother, Lawrence, who died of colon cancer in 2020.
Lawrence died at 43 years old. Melvin shared the heartbreaking news in an Instagram post.
"We lost our older brother this week," He said in the post. "Lawrence Meadows was a husband (to Angela, his childhood sweetheart), father (to Addie, 11 and Lawson, 7) Baptist minister, entrepreneur,
"And one of the best human beings you would’ve ever known."
He wrote in the caption: "Colon cancer robbed him and us of so much."
"He spent a fair amount of time over the past few years raising awareness about the disease," Craig added. "We’ll be keeping up that fight. We love you, bro."
Meadows was first diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer at 39 years old in 2016.
Being the family man he is, Melvin even became choked up while opening up on Today about his daughter last month.
While discussing a significant family change in his household with co-stars, he revealed that his five-year-old daughter, Sibby, was about to start kindergarten.
Sheinelle Jones asked Melvin, "Are you getting choked up?"
He replied to her: "No I am not, I had something in my throat."
"You are!" She said. "I'm glad you're not here tomorrow you would be a mess!"
Craig has another child, Delano, who was born in 2014. Delano and Sybil 'Sibby', who was born in 2016, are shared with his wife, Lindsay Czarniak.
The couple met when they were both working at NBC4 in 2008 and proceeded to get married in 2011.