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Natalie Desselle-Reid, the charming actress who won hearts while starting in films such as B.A.P.S. and Madea’s Big Happy Family as well as television series such as Eve and For Your Love has passed away. Actress Holly Robinson-Peete shared the unfortunate news on Twitter.

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“Just absolutely decimated by this news,” Robinson-Peete wrote. “Actress Natalie Desselle, a bright shining star passed away this morning. I got to know her when my mom was managing her. She will be so missed…sending out prayers to her children and husband.”

Desselle-Reid was born in Alexandria, Lousiana on July 12, 1967. Although she attended Grambling State University for two and a half years, she found herself in Hollywood not long after starring in a stage play of Bubbling Brown Sugar. Eventually, she found her initial break in California starring in F. Gary Gray’s hit 1996 film Set It Off before she landed the role of Mickey in Robert Townsend‘s 1996 cult classic film, B.A.P.S. alongside Halle Berry.

Later, she would star in How To Be A Player as well as alongside Brandy in the made-for-television version of Cinderella. She also landed roles on series such as For You Love and Eve, which ran for three seasons. Her last major film role was in 2011 in Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family.

Desselle-Reid is survived by her husband, Leonard Reid and their three children. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family. No official cause of death has been listed. She was

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Natalie Desselle-Reid, ‘B*A*P*S,’ ‘Cinderella’ Actress, Passes Away  was originally published on myhoustonmajic.com

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