Natalie Desselle-Reid: The actress Natalie Desselle-Reid died of colon cancer on Monday morning, said her family in an Instagram post. “It is with a heavy heart that we share the loss of our beautiful Natalie this morning to colon cancer,” her family wrote. He was 53 years old.
“She was a shining light in this world. A queen. A wonderful mother and wife.”
Desselle-Reid was best known for her roles on “Madea’s Big Happy Family”, “B * A * P * S” and “How to Be Def Jam Player”.
She played Janie Egins for three seasons on the television show “Eve”.
“B * A * P * S,” co-star Halle Berry said she was “completely heartbroken” by Desselle-Reid’s death.
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) December 7, 2020
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) December 8, 2020
“Natalie taught us to love, joy, and humor through her characters. She could never dim the lights and was contagious.
I laughed with her more than before,” wrote Berry in a tweet. . “He’s shown us that it’s okay to be stupid and funny while he’s honest and extremely good.”
Other stars, including Bow Wow and Danielle Brooks, have also paid tribute to Desselle-Reid on social media. Wikipedia
Sending my love and condolences out to Natalie Desselle family. Had the pleasure of working with her on Tyler Perrys “Madea Big Happy Family” sending my love 🕊 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/9pLaVEEJzI
— Bow Wow (@smoss) December 7, 2020
Just heard the passing of #NatalieDesselleReid She was beyond kind and I’m grateful we were able to share a few conversations together. I stand on her shoulders, and I will make sure to always remind people of her legacy and contribution to this industry. 🕊 😢
— Danielle Brooks (@thedanieb) December 7, 2020
Desselle-Reid starred in the film “Set It Off” in 1996 and was a guest on “Family Matters” that same year. Her last role was in the 2017 series “Ya Killin ‘Me”.