The entertainment industry took a hit when the death of Blaque’s Natina Reed was announced over the weekend. The surviving members of Blaque, Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe went public with their reactions to Reed’s death.
“Last night the world was changed forever, life will never be the same….she was my sister,” Williams wrote on her Twitter page.
DeVoe changed her Twitter profile picture to one of Reed and has posted a few tweets about Reed. “My heart and my soul is in so much pain. My sister, my best friend, I will always love you,” she tweeted. “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.”
DeVoe also posted a birthday wish for Reed, who would have turned 33 on Sunday.
Williams and DeVoe also released a joint statement about Reed’s death and revealed that Blaque was in the process of recording a new album. Kurupt, the father of Reed’s 10-year-old son Tren, also released a statement about Reed’s death. “Myself and Tren, Natina’s son, would like to thank everyone for their love and support during this tragic time,” Kurupt said in his statement. “This is a tremendous loss to our family. Natina was a great person and I wish everyone had the opportunity to meet her and know her as I did.”
Other celebs have also expressed their condolences. “Natina Reed, such a beautiful young talented woman, my Bring it On sis, so sad to hear.. #tragic,” wrote Eliza Dishku, who starred in “Bring It On” with Reed. Gabrielle Union, another “Bring It On” alum, also tweeted some thoughts. “#RIP #Sad #BringItOn RT @GlobalGrind: #RIP to Natina Reed of Blaque…,” Union posted.
Reed was killed Friday night after being struck by a car as she stood in a roadway near her home just north of Lilburn, GA. Gwinnett County police shot down initial reports saying that Reed was involved in a hit-and-run and the case is still under investigation. Outside of the driver and passengers in the car that struck Reed, there were no additional witnesses. As of press time, there will be no charges against the driver. “Anyone who might have information about anything that could help us determine why she was there, anything to help us understand how this came together,” said police spokesman Sergeant Rich Long. “As of right now, it does not appear that the driver has any fault in this event.”