10 Black Celebrities You May Not Have Known Are Dead

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Michelle Thomas

Michelle Thomas

Michelle Thomas (Sept. 23, 1968  – Dec. 22, 1998) was a television actress best known for her roles as Justine Phillips (girlfriend of Theo Huxtable) on The Cosby Show, and as Myra Monkhouse (girlfriend of Steve Urkel) on Family Matters.

Thomas’ father is one of the original members of R&B group, Kool & The Gang and she reportedly dated actor Malcolm Jamal Warner.

After battling a rare form of stomach cancer,  intra-abdominal desmoplastic small-round-cell tumor, Thomas succumbed to the disease.

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