- Natalie Desselle-Reid, the actress from Madea's Big Happy Family and Eve, has sadly passed away at the age of 53
- Natalie's manager, Dolores Robinson, announced in a statement posted on Instagram that the actress had succumbed to colon cancer
- Social media was flooded with messages of love and users sending condolences to Natalie's family
American actress, Natalie Desselle-Reid, known for her roles in projects like the film Madea's Big Happy Family, and television series Eve, died on Monday, December 7, at the age of 53.
Her manager, Dolores Robinson, confirmed the news on Twitter and Instagram through a statement she posted to the platforms.
The statement confirmed that Natalie had passed away after a battle with colon cancer and Robinson paid tribute by saying:
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"Natalie was a bright light. She was an amazing actress and comedienne but also an awesome mother & wife."
The statement on Natalie's Instagram ended with:
"Naturally, we are grieving and processing this profound loss and we thank you in advance for respecting our privacy at this extremely difficult time."
Social media users posted comments of condolence to the family. Followers sent love and some colleagues from the entertainment industry also sent messages as well.
Halle Berry wrote:
"Heartbroken. Will love her and her memory my whole life. May God bless her family and beautiful children. Rest softly my sweet friend."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman, died at the age of 43.
In a report sighted by Legit.ng on the verified Twitter handle of the actor, it was clearly stated that the famous Black actor died of colon cancer that he has been battling for a while now.
Boseman, whose career's honour was to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther, died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side.
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