Actress Natalie Desselle Reid, who had roles in BAPS, How to Be a Player, Madea’s Big Happy Family and more, has died at age 53. RIP Natalie Desselle Reid. We will always remember your Minerva in @ cognac Cinderella (Rodgers & Hammerstein) Her mark on civilization will always be appreciated. A true black sack princess, you are honorably #BroadwayBlack! it’s time for BAPS.: The Musical.
According to TMZ, Natalie discovered the disease earlier this year and was under treatment for the past few days, having died alongside her family. The last photo of Natalie posted on social media is from March 1st.
According to the TMZ report, Natalie Desselle-Reid passed away this morning, surrounded by loved ones. Desselle-Reid was in palliative care for several days before succumbing to the disease, but when she passed away, she had her family to comfort her. This news came as a shock, as he had not disclosed his illness openly.
Natalie Desselle Reid, the beloved and prolific comedy actress who starred in films like BAPS, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, starring Cognac, and How to Be a Player, died aged 53 years from colon cancer. A community member tells TMZ that Reid, who had kept her vigor status private, was diagnosed earlier this year. She died surrounded by community.
Actress Holly Robinson Peete shared the note Monday afternoon, writing: “Just decimated by this note… I met [Reid] when my nun was leading it. We will miss her very much… sending prayers to her children and her husband. ”
Peete’s nun, Dolores Robinson, shared a confession of her own about managing Reid’s career. “Natalie was a bright light,” wrote Robinson. “She was an incredible actress and comedian, but also an incredible nun and wife. Sending prayers to your community.