Daisy Lewellyn attends Essence's Best in Black Beauty Awards sponsored by African Pride and Colgate Optic White on April 28, 2015 in New York City.

Daisy Lewellyn attends Essence’s Best in Black Beauty Awards sponsored by African Pride and Colgate Optic White on April 28, 2015 in New York City.

*Daisy Lewellyn, star of Bravo’s reality series “Blood, Sweat and Heels,” has died of cancer at the age of 36.

Lewellyn passed Friday (April 8), according to the New York Post’s Page Six. She was diagnosed at 34 with Stage 3 bile duct cancer, a rare form that affects the liver. Lewellyn took the diagnosis in stride and remained positive throughout the ordeal.

“I’m not afraid to go to heaven, but I would like to stay on earth if I can. If it’s my time to go, then I can say that I had a great life,” she told Madame Noire last year.

Lewellyn also served as the accessories editor at Essence from 2006 to 2007 and released a book in 2010 titled Never Pay Retail: Shop Smart, Spend Less & Look Your Best Ever.

“I am in shock, numb and sad. She was too young and it was too soon. Most of us actually thought she was doing well,” her castmate Arzo Anwar said. “She looked healthy and happy. She was a beautiful spirit with a great positive outlook on life. I send my prayers and condolences to her family and she will be missed dearly.”

Below, Daisy spoke to Essence about her diagnosis in June 2015: