RHOC's Meghan Edmonds now dealing with a major family loss

Jul 22, 2015 at 10:10 p.m. ET
Image: Meghan Edmonds/Instagram

Anyone who watches The Real Housewives of Orange County will understand just how sad this news is.

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Reality Tea reports that a source close to the family has confirmed Lee Ann Edmonds has passed away after a battle with cancer. LeAnn, who was Jim Edmonds' first wife and the mother to his two daughters, Lauren and Hayley, only appeared briefly on the show, but was loved by many around her, including Meghan Edmonds, Jim's current wife.

Meghan hinted at the sad news on Twitter, where she posted first, "Today is a sad day. Pls send positive vibes this way!"

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Later, she was back on the site to say, "Time has ceased But cherished memories still linger This is the way of life and all things We shall meet again."

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Other fans have been sending their condolences to the family via social media and Meghan has retweeted some of the sweet messages, including one that says, "Sending love and prayers to you, Hayley and the Edmonds Family."

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She also posted a photo of herself and LeAnn to her Instagram account, captioned with a simple red heart emoji.

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The picture, posted Wednesday afternoon, had nearly 2,000 likes and plenty of well wishes from fans.

"Praying for you and the family. You will need to be strong for everyone," one user wrote. Another added, "Terribly sorry to hear the devastating news. Thinking about and sending many prayers your way."

Our thoughts are with the entire Edmonds family during this difficult time.

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What's your favorite memory of LeAnn from The Real Housewives of Orange County?

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