News: Brandy's "Moesha" Star Dead At 48, Jamie Foxx, Lauryn Hill & More React
Friday, Jun 15, 2012 2:01PM
Comedienne and "Moesha" star Yvette Wilson reportedly passed away this week at the age of 48 after a battle with cervical cancer.
Details on her passing emerged online Friday (June 15) morning.
Actress Shar Jackson is mourning the death of her former "Moesha" co-star Yvette Wilson. The 48-year-old, who played Andell Wilkerson in the sitcom, lost her battle with cervical cancer on Thursday, according to reports. Jackson had earlier this week asked Twitter.com followers to pray for her pal, writing, "Everyone plz (please) send prayer and light to my sister and best friend Yvette Wilson." She confirmed Wilson's passing on Thursday by tweeting, "I wanna thank all my tweeties for their prayers but god has chosen to take my sister Yvette home." Wilson, who had roles in Friday and the "House Party" franchise, had also experienced kidney failure. (SF Gate)
Her passing caught the attention of fellow comedian Jamie Foxx who tried to paint a peaceful picture following the news.
"God bless u Yvette Wilson. Tears in my eyes. Keep God laughing," Foxx tweeted. (Jamie Foxx's Twitter)
Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill told her fans to cherish life in light of Wilson's passing.
"R.I.P Yvette Wilson (Andell From The Parkers). She recently lost her battle with cancer. Life is short, so cherish yours," Hill tweeted. (Lauryn Hill's Twitter)
Hollywood actor Marlon Wayans took to Twitter to give Wilson a moment of silence.
""Yvette Wilson always a sweetheart...Need a moment. Y'all join me in my twitter moment of silence respecting a beautiful funny lady & friend," he tweeted. (Marlon Wayans' Twitter)
Reports of the late actresses' medical complications came to light last month.
Comedienne and star of popular sitcom '90s show "Moesha" Yvette Wilson, is determined to survive the battle of her life. Wilson, who played "Andell Wilkerson" on the hit starring Brandy, has Stage 4 cervical cancer and is in dire need of funds in order to pay her mounting medical bills. Wilson, who also co-starred in such memorable films such as "House Party 2," "House Party 3," and "Friday," is not only battling cancer but has also been plagued with kidney problems. Since Wilson's kidneys are failing, she needs a kidney transplant as well. (News One)
Check out some past Yvette Wilson footage below: