In an incredibly tragic turn of events, Leah Newman passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, just two days after giving birth to her first child, Beatrice Violet. The family stated the cause of death as an unknown postpartum complication. Robert Newman and his wife Cindy Newman will be raising baby Beatrice. The family that includes Leia’s three sisters is devastated by the sudden loss.
“To know Leah was to love her. She was an extraordinarily loving, generous and kind person; her heart was filled with compassion for humanity. Leah loved to sew, cook, travel and spend time with her family and friends. Leah’s biggest dream was to become a mother,” the family said in a statement. .
Born in 1988 in South Florida, and raised in Beverly Hills, California, Lea Newman worked in the entertainment industry for Oprah Winfrey Harpo Entertainment and other companies before turning to a career as a speech pathologist. She has worked at both Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Southern California Medical Center in Los Angeles.
The family is asking for donations in the name of Lea Newman to the March of Dimes or a trust fund to be set up in Beatrice’s name.
In addition to her parents and daughter, Leah is survived by three sisters, Sarah, Gina, and Emma. A memorial service is scheduled for December 2, with details provided.