Natalie Desselle Reid, a famous actress, known for her characters in movies like B*A*P*S and ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’ and ‘Eve’ T.V. series, has passed away at the age of 53.
A statement published on her Instagram account that says Natalie Desselle Reid died due to Colon cancer. The published statement described that Natalie Desselle Reid was a bright light in the world, a queen, and an extraordinary wife and mother. The statement continued that her diverse roles touched so many, and Natalie will be loved forever.
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The statement said that naturally, they are grieving and processing this deep and intense loss, and they thank you in advance for respecting their privacy at this extremely tough time.
Robinson Peete paid tribute to Natalie
After hearing the news, Holly Robinson Peete was one of those people who paid tribute to the actress. Peete shared her condolence for late actress Natalie Desselle Reid, saying that she got to know her as her mom was managing her and she will be missed so much, sending out prayers to her husband and children.
Halle Berry, B*A*P*S costar, shared her words by saying that she was entirely heartbroken over the death of Natalie. Moreover, she tweeted that Natalie Desselle Reid taught them joy, love, and humor through her roles, she could never dim her light, and it was infectious. She continued that with her, she (Halle Berry) laughed harder than she had ever laughed before. Berry said that Natalie showed them it was O.K. to be goofy and funny while still being extraordinarily and sincere kind.
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
A few other actors, including Danielle Brooks and Bow Wow, even paid tribute to Natalie Desselle Reid on Twitter. Bow Wow tweeted that sending his condolences and love out to Natalie Desselle Reid’s family.
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