[Updated] Actress Natalie Desselle Reid Dead at 53 Following Battle with Colon Cancer

Actress Natalie Desselle Reid, known by many for her roles in ‘Set It Off’ and ‘B*A*P*S,’ has passed away.

She was 53 years old.

Friend and fellow actress Holly Robinson-Peete took to social media to share the sad news.

Just absolutely decimated by this news… 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,” Holly wrote.

Her cause of death has yet to be revealed.

Update: According to a family member, Natalie died after a battle with colon cancer. She was diagnosed earlier this year. At the time of her passing, she was in hospice care was surrounded by family when she went.

An official statement reads, “It is with extremely heavy hearts that we share the loss of our beautiful Natalie this morning. She was a bright light in this world. A queen. An extraordinary mother and wife.”

As news of Natalie’s passing has began to circulate, friends and fans have taken to social media to offer their condolences:

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