Actress Halle Berry Emotional At Desselle Reid’s Death
Halle Writes A Sweet Letter To Reid
Hollywood star Natalie DThe news was announced on the Eve actor’s Instagram, leaving fans devastated.
"She was a bright light in this world. A queen. An extraordinary mother and wife. Her diverse career touched so many and she will be loved forever. Naturally, we are grieving and processing this profound loss and we thank you in advance for respecting our privacy at this extremely difficult time,” read the statement.
Desselle-Reid was known for her performances in films like Madea’s Big Happy Family, Cinderella, Set It Off and How to Be a Player.
Taking to Twitter, Halle shared throwback photos with Natalie and wrote an emotional tribute for the actress and friend.
Berry, 54, wrote, "I’m still processing this devastating news" of the Cinderella actress' death.
"Natalie was one of the most precious people I've ever known," she said. “Natalie taught us love, joy and humor throughout her characters. She could never dim her light, and it was infectious,” she added.
"The second I met her our hearts intertwined, we had a connection that was simply unexplainable, and she stayed her same sweet self all the years I knew her."
Berry, who said she met Desselle-Reid through actor and director Robert Townsend, further wrote, “Above all, she was a daughter, wife, friend and mother; and my heart is with her entire family, especially with Leonard Sereno, Summer and Sasha. I’ll love you forever my sweet friend. Ima miss you Nat Dog!”
Not long after the news of Desselle-Reid's death broke, social media was flooded with messages of condolences from fans saddened by her sudden death. The actor's celebrity friends and Hollywood colleagues also posted online, including Holly Robinson Peete, whose mother Dolores Robinson once managed Desselle-Reid.