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Shannon Sylvain dies: Brown Sugar Rehab founder, who featured on Black Love, passes away after cancer battle

Shannon Sylvain and husband Bechir on Black Love
Shannon Sylvain and husband Bechir on Black Love. Pic credit: OWN

Shannon Sylvain, the founder of Brown Sugar Rehab, has died.

Shannon, who had been battling Stage 4 Colon Cancer, featured with husband Bechir on last night’s episode of the OWN TV show Black Love.

The tragic news of her passing was revealed on the Black Love Doc Twitter and Instagram pages last night.

Codie and Tommy Oliver, the couple behind Black Love, described Shannon and husband Bechir as an “incredible couple”.

They wrote: “We were privileged that they welcomed us into their home on their 3-year anniversary to share their love story as well as the story of Shannon’s colon cancer diagnosis which you saw in tonight’s #BlackLoveDoc episode, their lessons learned and the closeness that grew as a result.

“We were heartbroken to learn that Shannon passed just yesterday. Bechir & Shannon showed us how to love fully and our prayers are with him tonight.”

Shannon was the founder of the nonprofit Brown Sugar Rehab, which aimed to help educate communities about the effects of excessive sugar consumption, and help people face the cost of colonoscopies and early detection testing.

She created the organization after being diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer when she was just 31, which prompted her to learn more about the links between excessive sugar consumption and cancer.

Tributes flooded in yesterday after the news of Shannon’s death.

You can visit this link to make a donation to Black Sugar Rehab, to help the organization achieve its goals.


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