Leonard Reid Bio, Wiki
Leonard Reid was best known for being the husband of Natalie Desselle-Reid, an American actress famous for her role as Mickey in the 1997 film B.A.P.S. It is being reported that she has passed away at 53 years old.
Leonard Reid & Natalie Desselle
Leonard and Desselle-Reid celebrated their marriage in 2003. They have three children.
Natalie Desselle Background & Acting Career
Desselle-Reid was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, the daughter of Thelma and Paul Desselle.
She graduated from Peabody Magnet High School and attended Grambling State University. At Grambling, she developed a deep interest in the theatre and appeared in several productions during her time there. Desselle-Reid has starred in many films, most recently in Madea’s Big Happy Family, and guest-starred in Family Matters.
Natalie was perhaps best known for her sidekick role opposite Halle Berry in the 1997 comedy film “B*A*P*S” in which she played the hilarious role of Mickey. She also starred on the sitcom “Eve” for three years, playing Janie Egins — as well as having starred in Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Big Happy Family” as Tammy.
Natalie also played a prominent character on the TV shows “For Your Love,” and “Built to Last.” Her other big-screen credits include “How to Be a Player,” “Set It Off,” “Divas,” “Gas” and quite notably the made-for-TV movie “Cinderella,” featuring Brandy in which she played the evil step-sister, Minerva.
Natalie Desselle Death & Cause
On December 7, 2020, actress Holly Robinson Peete announced that Reid had passed away that morning. No further details were given. An Instagram page that appears to have been owned by Reid also shared the news.
Holly Robinson Peete wrote, “Just absolutely decimated by this news…Actress Natalie Desselle, a bright shining star passed away this morning,” she tweeted. “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.”
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.
Rest In Peace, Sweet Girl🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/BsyltHxKRG
— Holly Robinson Peete 💃🏾♍️ (@hollyrpeete) December 7, 2020
A family member revealed her cause of death to TMZ saying she died of colon cancer after having been diagnosed earlier this year. She was in hospice care in her final days, and 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.”
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