Singer and actress Natina Reed of Blaque died late Friday night at the age of 32 after being hit by a vehicle crossing a street in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hollywood Reporter indicates that Atlanta police confirmed that the driver of the vehicle called 911 to report the accident that occurred near 10:30pm on Friday. The driver, “was determined to be not at fault and there are no charges pending.”
A member of the R&B girl group Blaque, Natina Reed was also an actress, appearing in such films as “Bring it On” with Kirsten Dunst and “Honey” in which she shared screen time with Missy Elliot and Jessica Alba. Reed appeared in both films alongside Blaque group mates Brandi Williams and Fears-DeVoe.
Following the news of Reed’s death, Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe issued a collective statement about their longtime friend:
“We are devastated by the loss of our group member, sister and friend Natina Reed … 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 reunited with Williams and Fears-DeVoe to reform Blaque after a temporary split. On July 28 of 2012, Blaque performed at the Left Eye Music Festival in Decatur, Georgia.
From 1999 to 2004, Blaque released four studio albums and had been working on a fifth for the past few years.
Reed is survived by her 10-year old son.