Rest in Power! B.A.P.S. Actress Natalie Desselle Reid Dead At Age 53

Natalie Desselle Reid, the actress known for her role as Mickey in the 1997 film “B.A.P.S”, has died at age 53.


Fellow actress Holly Robinson Peete broke the news on Monday (Dec. 7).



“Just absolutely decimated by this news, ” said Holly Robinson Peete via Twitter. “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. Rest In Peace, Sweet Girl.”


Over the years, Desselle Reid became a staple in Black Hollywood through her roles in several films including Def Jam’s “How to Be a Player”, Brandy’s rendition of “Cinderella”, and the cult classic, “B.A.P.S” where she co-starred alongside a young Halle Berry.



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She also graced the small screen with appearances in “For Your Love,” “Built to Last,” and the UPN series, “Eve.”


According to TMZ, Desselle Reid passed from colon cancer, a battle that she was silently fighting since earlier this year.


We send our deepest condolences and prayers to Desselle-Reid’s friends and family during this difficult time.



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