Natina Reed, of R&B group Blaque, dies at 32
Natina Reed has died in an accident on October 26, two days before what would have been her 33rd birthday.
Reed, who was a member of the '90's R&B group Blaque and appeared in movies like "Bring it On," "Honey" and "V.I.P.," was hit by a car on October 26, while crossing a street in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Gwinnett County Police Department told E! News that Reed was hit at about 10:30 p.m. and was pronounced dead 29 minutes later. The driver of the vehicle called 911 and was determined to be not at fault for the accident and will not face charges.
At the time of her death, Reed was working on a solo rap album and a Blaque reunion.
"We are devastated by the loss of our group member, sister and friend Natina Reed. Because of the enormous support of Blaque fans and our love for each another, Blaque officially reunited this fall and we were in the process of working on a new album and a reality show," Blaque's band mates Shamari Fears-Devoe and Brandi Williams said in a statement. "Natina continuously embodied the pioneering spirit of Blaque and her undeniable creativity touched the hearts of fans everywhere. Natina was a mother, sister, accomplished songwriter, artist and friend. We ask for your prayers at this time for Natina's family. She will forever be missed and her global influence eternally felt. We thank God for the experiences we shared."
Reed was a prodigy of TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car accident in 2002. She appeared in music videos for Lil' Kim, Ludacris and Kurupt.
"My heart and my soul is in so much pain. My sister, my best friend, I will always love you," DeVoe Tweeted on October 27, adding, "My world as I know it has forever changed. Until we meet again, may you find comfort in the arms of an angel. I love you Natina."
"Last night the world was changed forever, life will never be the same....she was my sister," Williams Tweeted on October 27.
Gabrielle Union, who starred opposite Reed in "Bring It On," wrote on Twitter, "#RIP #Sad #BringItOn."
Reed was engaged to rapper Kurupt from 2001 until 2003. The pair had one child, a 10-year-old son named Tren Brown.