Actress Natalie Desselle-Reid dead at 53 from colon cancer

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Actress Natalie Desselle-Reid died Monday morning from colon cancer, her family announced in an instagram post. “It is with extremely heavy hearts that we share the loss of our beautiful Natalie this morning from colon cancer,” her family wrote. She was 53.

Desselle-Reid was known for her roles in “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” “B*A*P*S,” and “Def Jam’s How to Be a Player.” She played Janie Egins for three seasons on the television show “Eve.”

Desselle-Reid got her start in the 1996 film “Set It Off” and guest starred on “Family Matters” that same year. Her most recent role was in the 2017 series “Ya Killin’ Me.”