Dr. Lawrence Robert Meadows (Craig Melvin’s Brother) Biography: Wiki, Age, Health Condition, Death Cause

Who is Dr. Lawrence Robert Meadows? Dr. Lawrence Robert Meadows Bio/Wiki

TODAY show anchor Craig Melvin announced on Instagram that after his battle with colon cancer, his older brother, Reverand Dr. Lawrence Robert Meadows, had died.

In 2016, at age 39, Meadows was first diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Melvin’s brother, who served in Spartanburg, South Carolina, as a Baptist minister and funeral home owner, died from disease complications on December 9, 2020. On Saturday afternoon on Instagram, Melvin shared the sad news. He sent his love and his best wishes to his sister-in-law, Angela, and to Addie and Lawson, his two nieces.

On September 22, 1977, Reverend Dr. Lawrence Robert Meadows, who was called to be an orator of the Faith, was born to Lawrence R. (Betty) Melvin in Spartanburg, SC, and the late Joan Meadows.

Reverend Meadows was an honorary graduate of Paul M. Dorman High School, Roebuck, SC, in 1995. In 1999, from Wofford College, he received his Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude.

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He was 43 years old.

Health Condition

Melvin became a vocal advocate following the diagnosis of his brother to raise awareness of colon cancer, the same disease that took place in August in the life of actor Chadwick Boseman.

In 2017, Melvin told TODAY to show viewers that while doctors removed a baseball-sized tumor from his abdomen in 2016, they found that cancer had spread across his body already. Meadows moved from South Carolina to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for chemotherapy treatments every other week. Dr. Scott Kopetz, who was Meadow’s oncologist, told TODAY that he saw a rise in patients under the age of 45 being diagnosed with colon cancer, which is the third most common cancer in America, according to the American Cancer Society.

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Kopetz also noted that black people are twice as likely as white people to develop early-onset colon cancer, and unfortunately, there is no cure. But the secret to stopping cancer from spreading is early detection.

Death Cause

Lawrence Meadows, Craig Melvin’s older brother, died at 43 from colon cancer.

Craig revealed the heartbreaking news on Instagram on Saturday. he wrote “We lost our older brother this week. 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. Colon cancer robbed him and us of so much. He was diagnosed at 39. He died Wednesday at 43.”


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