The entertainment industry is in mourning over the death of actress Natalie Desselle-Reid, who passed away at the age of 53 according to her Instagram account.
“It is with extremely heavy hearts that we share the loss of our beautiful Natalie this morning from colon cancer. She was a bright light in this world. A queen. An extraordinary mother and wife.
Her diverse career touched so many and she will be loved forever. Naturally, we are grieving and processing this profound loss and we thank you in advance for respecting our privacy at this extremely difficult time. 🙏🏽💔”
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The actress was best known for her appearing in movies like B*A*P*S, Madea’s Big Happy Family, and Cinderella and she also had a recurring role on the television show Eve.
Dolores Robinson, who was Desselle-Reid’s manager, had also confirmed the sad news on Twitter.
Natalie Desselle the beautiful talented actress passed away this morning.
Natalie was a bright light. She was an amazing actress and comedienne but also an awesome mother & wife.
Sending prayers to her family.
I had the pleasure of managing her career.
— DoloresRobinson (@DoloresRobinson) December 7, 2020
Her industry friends acknowledged her on social media.
Just absolutely decimated by this news…
Actress Natalie Desselle, a bright shining star passed away this morning. I got to know her when my mom was managing her.
She will be so missed…sending out prayers to her children and husband.
Rest In Peace, Sweet Girl🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/BsyltHxKRG
— Holly Robinson Peete😷🥰 (@hollyrpeete) December 7, 2020
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) December 7, 2020
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