SAD NEWS TO REPORT….
Natalie Desselle Reid, star of B.A.P.S., How to Be a Player, Madea’s Big Happy Family and more, passed away from colon cancer at the age of 53, according to a TMZ report.
Reid, the beloved and prolific comedic actress who starred in such films as B.A.P.S., the Brandy-starring Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and How to Be a Player, has died at the age of 53 from colon cancer. A family member tells TMZ that Reid, who had kept her health condition private, was diagnosed earlier this year. She died surrounded by family.[DailyBeast]
Actress Holly Robinson Peete shared the news Monday afternoon:
Peete’s mother, Dolores Robinson, shared a statement of her own about managing Reid’s career. “Natalie was a bright light,” Robinson wrote. “She was an amazing actress and comedienne but also an awesome mother & wife. Sending prayers to her family.”
Friend and ‘BAPS’ co-star Halle Berry was SHOOK by the NEWS as WELL!
Natalie will be MISSED… R.I.P.