Sunday, October 28, 2012

RIP Natina Reed of Blaque

Natina Reed of the 90's girl group Blaque has sadly passed away. She was the victim of what is alleged to be a hit and run accident on the 27th of October, she was only 32 years old.

It is reported that Reed was struck down by a vehicle as she crossed the road near her home to purchase some items from a local grocery store. The events of the accident are still developing and the details are yet to be confirmed by Georgia police who have released only this statement so far;

“The driver of the vehicle contacted 911 to request assistance. Natina Reed was pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Centre at 10.59 pm ET.”

Reed enjoyed great success in the early 90's with hits such as 808 and Bring it all to Me. In addition to this she featured in the teen classic movie Bring it On starring Gabrielle Union and Honey starring Jessica Alba. The most notable achievement of Natina's career was arguably her role as the rap prodigy of Lisa - Left Eye - Lopes.

Her former girl group members Brandi Williams and Shemari De-voe issued this statement regarding Natina Reed's passing;

“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.”


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