Lifestyle Coach, Iyanla Vanzant’s Youngest Daughter Nisa Has Died

Iyanla Vanzant
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JULY 06: Iyanla Vanzant attends 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

Lifestyle coach Iyanla Vanzant has announced the death of her youngest daughter

On Sunday (July 30), Vanzant posted the devastating news to her Instagram. The 69-year-old matriarch shared a photo of Nisa’s birth and death years with an illuminated white candle on the social media platform. Her beloved daughter was in her late 40s. 

“It is with great sorrow that we announce the transition of Nisa Vanzant the youngest daughter of our Beloved Iyanla Vanzant we are asking for your prayers,” she captioned the post.

“Please respect the privacy of her and her family at this time. Thank you.”

Nisa’s cause of death remains unknown at this time.

Nisa’s death comes almost 20 years after Iyanla’s daughter Gemmia died on Christmas Day in 2003 after a battle with colon cancer.

She reflected on the loss during an appearance on Hoda Kotb’s Making Space podcast and said: “Well, it changes who you are as a woman.

“It changed who I was as a woman, first for the worse, and then for the better.”

The devastating loss left the spiritual guru depressed. After losing everything and going through a divorce, the Brooklyn native re-emerged as a best-selling author of Peace from Broken Pieces

Iyanla has a surviving son, Damon, 53.