In Memory Of: Beloved Stars We Lost This Year

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Natalie Desselle-Reid

Earlier this month, B.A.P.S. star Natalie Desselle-Reid passed away at the age of 53 due to a private battle with colon cancer. The star’s career spanned television and film, including the 1997 live-action TV movie Cinderella, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family, and the popular TV series Eve on UPN.

In her remembrance of Deselle-Reid, B.A.P.S. co-star Halle Berry tweeted a message saying, “Natalie represented actual Black women, not what Black women are perceived to be. For that she was often underrated, passed over — deprived of the platform she truly deserved. But her light continues to shine through the people who grew up watching her, the people who knew her and those of us who loved her.”

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