‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’ actress Natalie Desselle-Reid dies from cancer

Popular Hollywood actress Natalie Desselle-Reid has died after battling colon cancer, her family announced on Monday.

Part of the family statement read: “It is with extremely heavy hearts that we share the loss of our beautiful Natalie this morning from colon cancer.”

The statement added: “She was a bright light in this world. A queen. An extraordinary mother and wife.”

Natalie Desselle-Reid was known for her roles in movies like “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” “BAPS,” and “Def Jam’s How to Be a Player.”

She played Janie Egins for three seasons on the television show “Eve.”

BAPS” costar Halle Berry said she was “completely heartbroken” over the death of Desselle-Reid.

Other industry colleagues including Viola Davis have expressed their sadness over the actress’s passing.

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