Desselle Reid passed away due to colon cancer?
Natalie Desselle Reid, widely known for her roles in movies
like “Madea’s Big Happy Family” and “B*A*P*S” and the TV series “Eve,” has passed away at the age when she was 53.
Dolores Robinson, Desselle-Reid’s manager, has confirmed the
news of her passing on Twitter.
“Natalie Desselle, the beautiful, talented actress, passed
away this morning.” Robinson tweeted. “Natalie was a bright light. She was an
amazing actress and comedienne but also an extraordinary mother and wife.”
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
A close source from family Desselle- Reid shared that the
actor died of colon cancer, which she had been battling privately for some
She’s the second actor who died of colon cancer this year
after Chadwick Boseman.
Her death was also announced on her official Instagram
account on Monday in a statement that reads, “It is extremely heavy hearts that
we share the loss of our beautiful Natalie this morning.”
Her extraordinary role in the UPN series Eve (2003-2006) will forever be
remembered. She also starred as a waitress in the Robert Townsend-directed 1997
comedy B.A.P.S, a cult comedy that
follows two aspiring female entrepreneurs who end up caring for a Beverly Hills
millionaire and living the life of “Black American Princesses.”
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Desselle-Reid also starred in the racially diverse 1997
retelling of Cinderella, featuring Brandy and Whitney Houston alongside.
She’s also known for her role as Tammy on Madea’s Big Happy Family (2001).
She leaves behind three children Sereno, Summer and Sasha
and her husband, Leonard Reid.
Just a day before her passing, Desselle-Reid uploaded a
picture with an inspirational message on Instagram. The image reads, “Sunday is
the perfect day to refuel your soul and to be grateful for every one of your
She added the caption, “Remember, you are blessed! Refuel
by Colon Cancer
The close source of the family confirmed that Natalie Desselle-Reid
was privately battling with colon cancer before she died on Monday, 7th
She is the second Black actor who died of colorectal cancer
In August, the 53-year-old also mourned the death of
Chadwick Boseman, a Black Panther actor
who died in the same way after battling colon cancer.
She uploaded a picture of the late actor with a caption,
reading, “He will never be forgotten! Chadwick Boseman Rest in Peace Black King
It is estimated that about 53,000 Americans had died of
colorectal cancer this year, among which 28,630 were men and 24,670 were women.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United
States for men and women combined.
After hearing the news of Natalie Desselle’s untimely
passing, Eve took to Instagram to pay tribute to the late actress.
“Can’t believe it. Rest in Peace Natalie Desselle-Reid thank
you for your light and spirit. Prayers, peace and blessings. Please pray for
her family,” The talk co-host captioned an Instagram post of Desselle smiling.
The two actresses worked together in Meg Deloatch’s UPN
sitcom Eve from 2003 to 2006.
Holly Robinson was also among those to pay tribute to the
“I got to know her when my mom was managing her. She will be
so missed…. Sending out prayers to her children and husband,” Peete wrote.
Halle Berry, an actress, who starred in B.A.P.S alongside Desselle also mourned the death of the actress.
She said that the death of her fellow actor left her “completely heartbroken.”
“I’m in total shock,” Berry captioned an Instagram video of
the two embracing onsets of the movie. “Completely heartbroken. Gonna need a
Just four days before the actress’s death, Berry uploaded a
throwback Instagram video of the duo in character while shopping on Rodeo
Drive. A user commented on the video, “You do know there is a whole generation of
us that are obsessed with this movie,” to which Berry replied, “I do and I love
you all for that. This film is very dear to my heart.”
The CEO of Je’Caryous entertainment, Je’Caryous Johnson who
was planning a stage adaption of “B.AP.S”
said that Reid was interested in reprising her role as Mickey in the film
He said that everyone admired Reid’s “undeniably witty,
always giving and caring and hilariously show-stopping personality,” Johnson said
in a statement, highlighting the actor’s dedicated approach to her work. “There
will never be another woman like her who so effortlessly lit up the screen, as
well as any room she walked into.”
Desselle Reid also appeared in movies like “Set It Off” and “How to Be a Player.”
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