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‘B.A.P.S.’ star Natalie Desselle-Reid dies of cancer at 53; Halle Berry ‘heartbroken’



'B.A.P.S.' star Natalie Desselle-Reid dies of cancer at 53; Halle Berry 'heartbroken'

Actress Natalie Desselle-Reid, who’s finest recognized for enjoying Halle Berry ‘s fashionable sidekick within the 1997 cult traditional “B.A.P.S.,” has died from colon most cancers. She was 53.

It’s with extraordinarily heavy hearts that we share the lack of our stunning Natalie this morning from colon most cancers,” reads a press release on Desselle-Reid’s Instagram account. “She was a brilliant gentle on this world. A queen. A rare mom and spouse.”

The assertion added that Desselle-Reid’s “numerous profession touched so many and he or she might be liked endlessly.”

Desselle-Reid is finest recognized for enjoying Mickey reverse Berry’s Nisi in “B.A.P.S.,” a comedy that follows a pair of aspiring feminine entrepreneurs’ unlikely journey to opening a joint soul meals restaurant and hair salon in Los Angeles. They quickly stay the lives of “Black American Princesses” after caring for a Beverly Hills millionaire.

Berry stated the loss of life of her co-star has left her “fully heartbroken.”

“i’m in complete shock,” Halle Berry captioned an Instagram video of the duo hugging on set of the movie. “Fully heartbroken. gonna want a minute. #RIP”

Simply 4 days in the past, Halle Berry posted a throwback Instagram video of her and Desselle-Reid in character whereas procuring on Rodeo Drive. When a fan commented, “You do know there’s a entire era of us which can be obsessive about this film,” Berry replied: “I do and I really like you all for that. this movie could be very expensive to my coronary heart.”

B.A.P.S. star Natalie Desselle-Reid dies of cancer at 53; Halle Berry 'heartbroken'

Je’Caryous Johnson – the CEO of Je’Caryous Leisure, which was planning a stage adaption of “B.A.P.S.” – stated Reid was trying ahead to bringing her function as Mickey within the movie again to life.

Johnson stated everybody fell in love with Reid’s “undeniably witty, at all times giving and caring and hilariously show-stopping personathroughout rehearsals earlier this 12 months.

“The world has really misplaced one among its most angelic souls right here on Earth,” Johnson stated in a press release, noting the devoted strategy Reid took to her performing. “There’ll by no means be one other girl like her who so effortlessly lit up the display screen, in addition to any room she walked into.”


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Natalie Desselle-Reid notably starred as Minerva in the inclusive retelling of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” (1997) alongside Brandy Norwood, Whitney Houston and Whoopi Goldberg.

In 2018, Desselle-Reid recalled: “At this level in my profession out of 1000’s of women from N.Y to L.A. I assumed I wasn’t going to get Minerva in ‘Cinderella’ after which the skies opened up #Disney.”

Natalie Desselle-Reid starred as Eve’s good friend Janie Egins over a three-season span on the UPN sitcom “Eve” from 2003-2006. Her different performing credit embody the movies ” Be a Participant” (1997), “Madea’s Massive Blissful Household” (2011) and the TV presentConstructed to Final” (1997).

“Sending my love and condolences out to Natalie Desselle household. Had the pleasure of working together with her on Tyler Perrys ‘Madea Massive Blissful Household‘ sending my love,” tweeted rapper and actor Bow Wow.

B.A.P.S Actress Holly Robinson Peete stated she’s “completely decimated by this information.”

“I obtained to know her when my mother was managing her,” Peete recalled. “She might be so missed…sending out prayers to her youngsters and husband. Relaxation In Peace, Candy Lady.”

Natalie Desselle-Reid is survived by her husband, Leonard, and the couple’s three youngsters: Sereno, Summer time and Sasha, in keeping with her IMD page.




Hassan Zia is an accomplished News writer & working journalist in the industry for over 5 years. At Pakistan print media he established his skills in writing and publishing multiple news stories of daily reporting beats ranging from crime, drama, business, entertainment. An activist at heart Zia believes in sensitizing audiences on issues of social justice and equality. Using powerful technique of storytelling on humanistic themes: women, children, labor, peace & diversity etc. his work underpins the causes he’s concerned about. Besides being known for his activism and community work Zia is also associated with renowned universities as a visiting faculty member for over 3 years now. His academic background is a Masters in Mass in Communication.

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