The member the the team Blaque was eliminated after being struck by a auto in the Atlanta area, police say
Natina Reed, member the the R&B team Blaque and star of the 2000 cheerleading flick Bring it On, has died at period 32 after being struck by a vehicle near Atlanta, E! News has confirmed.
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According come a press release sent from the Gwinnett (Ga.) Police department to E! News, police received a speak to of a pedestrian fight by a vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. Yesterday. "The driver that the auto contacted 911 to request assistance," the press release states. "Natina Reed to be pronounced dead in ~ Gwinnett Medical facility at 10:59 p.m. E.S.T."
"Preliminary information shows that Reed was in the roadway on Lawrenceville Highway near Hamilton Road once struck," the release continues. Despite the examination is ongoing, the release says that the driver "was identified to be no at fault and there are no dues pending."
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Reed was a protege of TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, that herself died in an vehicle accident in 2002. Reed is made it through by her 10-year-old son, Tren Brown, who father is the rapper Kurupt. Sunday would have actually been she 33rd birthday.
Fellow Blacque members Brandi Williams and also Shamari Fears-DeVoe issued a share statment today:
"We are devastated by the lose of our group member, sister and also friend Natina Reed. Since of the massive support the Blaque fans and our love for each another, Blaque officially rejoined this fall and also we were in the procedure of working on a new album and a reality show. Natina continuously embodied the pioneering spirit of Blaque and also her undeniable creativity touched the understanding of pan everywhere. Natina was a mother, sister, accomplished songwriter, artist and friend. Us ask for your prayers currently for Natina's family. She will certainly forever be missed and also her worldwide influence eternally felt. We give thanks to God for the experiences we shared."
Twitter has also been teeming with tributes to Reed.
"Last night the world was readjusted forever, life will never be the same....she to be my sister," tweeted she bandmate Williams.
"#RIP #Sad #BringItOn," she Bring the On costar Gabrielle Union added.
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Questlove the The Roots offered, "man. In eerie Left Eye fashion....rip to Blaque's Natina Reed," likewise posting a link to a Blaque video.