Acclaimed journalist, founder of Women Love Power, and host of “The Grapevine Show,” Ayesha Faines, has unexpectantly passed away. Faines’ cause of death and her age have not been made public.
Melanie Lawson, an anchor at News4Jax, where Faines also worked early in her career, reacted to the news in a statement, “Ayesha was such a bright light. She was so young when she came to News4Jax but very intelligent and mature beyond her years. When she spoke it was like listening to poetry. I was always so proud of her accomplishments after she left the station. Ayesha was also a fierce supporter of women.”
She added, “She never said a disparaging word about any woman so I wasn’t surprised to see her use her voice for women’s rights. She was a wonderful friend and journalist. This news is just devastating. My heart is broken for her family. I know she meant the world to them. I’ll never forget how her father lit up when he talked about his baby girl. I can’t imagine the pain they feel.”
Ayesha’s fellow panelist on The Grapevine Show, Donovan Thompson, also paid tribute on Twitter, writing, “devastation doesn’t even begin to describe what i feel. there is a weight now of deep, profound loss that will remain with me forever & the world will never be the same. @ayeshakfaines changed my life…” You can read more of his tribute above.
Source: The Grio