B.A.P.S. & Eve Star, Natalie Desselle Reid Dies at 53
Natalie Desselle Reid, the comedy actress who starred opposite Halle Berry in the movie B.A.P.S. and had a recurring role on the UPN sitcom Eve, has died. She was 3-years-old.
B.A.P.S. is one of my absolute favorite movies. Eve is one of my favorite sitcoms from back in the day. So, it's with great sadness that I'm writing about her death. As amazing as Halle Berry was in the 1997 film, there would be no B.A.P.S. if not for Natalie Desselle Reid.
Desselle Reid died Monday morning, her manager, Dolores Robinson, and actress Holly Robinson Peete reported on Twitter
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Natalie Desselle the beautiful talented actress passed away this morning.<br>Natalie was a bright light. She was an amazing actress and comedienne but also an awesome mother & wife. <br>Sending prayers to her family. <br>I had the pleasure of managing her career.</p>— DoloresRobinson (@DoloresRobinson) <a href="https://twitter.com/DoloresRobinson/status/1336013887250939905?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 7, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Robinson Peete added that she was "absolutely decimated" by the news of Desselle Reid's passing. "I got to know her when my mom was managing her," she wrote. "She will be so missed … sending out prayers to her children and husband."
According to TMZ, Desselle Reid died after a private battle with colon cancer.