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‘B.A.P.S.’ star Natalie Desselle-Reid dies of cancer

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Natalie Desselle Reid, an actress known for her roles in films like ‘B.A.P.S’ and ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’ and the TV series ‘Eve’ has died. She was 53.

Natalie passed away battling colon cancer, according to a statement posted on her Instagram.

“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.

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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. “

Desselle-Reid has starred in many films, most recently in Madea’s Big Happy Family,

Desselle-Reid is best known for playing a waitress Mickey in B.A.P.S and UPN series Eve (2003-2006). Dasselle also also appeared in the racially diverse 1997 retelling of Cinderella, starring Brandy and Whitney Houston, and Madea’s Big Happy Family (2001).

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Desselle-Reid is survived by her husband Leonard, and three children: Sereno, Summer, and Sasha.

On Twitter the news spread with an #RIPBlackQueen

“My Black Queen, our Black Queen I remember telling you how stunning you looked this night. With sympathy, words can’t wipe away my tears. Hugs won’t ease my pain. But i shall hold on to our memories. Forever they’ll remain.”

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