Actress/singer Natina Reed of girl group Blaque and “Bring It On” star passes away, according to multiple news sources. Natina Reed, 32, died on Friday, Oct. 26 when she was hit by a car while trying to cross the street in Georgia. The Gwinnett Police Deparment released a statement saying the driver of the vehicle that hit her “was determined to be not at fault and there are no charges pending.”
It was also the driver who called 911 after the accident happened, which happened at 10:30 P.M. Natina Reed was pronounced dead at 10:59 P.M. at Gwinnett Medical Center, and would have celebrated her 33rd birthday on Sunday. Natina Reed was best know for being one-third of the Atlanta-based girl group Blaque, who had the hits”808,” “Can’t Get It Back” and “Bring It All To Me,” which featured former ‘N Sync band member J.C. Chasez.
Natina Reed also starred in the movie Bring It On in 2000 with fellow band mates Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe. Natina Reed’s band members Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe released a joint statement saying:
“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. 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.”
Natina Reed was reportedly working on a solo rap album, as well as a brad new movie and a reunion with the Blaque girl group. She is survived by her 10-year-old son, Tren Brown, with rapper Kurupt.
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