Comedian Yvette Wilson, known for her role as Andelle Wilkerson on the hit sitcoms “Moesha” and “The Parkers,” has succumbed to cancer.
Wilson, 48, reportedly was suffering from Stage 4 cervical cancer and has been battling the illness for years.
Shar Jackson, Wilson’s cast mate on the hit show “Moesha,” sent out a series of tweets asking for prayers for her dear friend. She sent a final tweet at 11:32 p.m. informing followers that Wilson had passed.
“I wanna thank all my tweeties for their prayers but god has chosen to take my sister Yvette home.. …,” she wrote on her personal Twitter page @SharJackson.
Wilson had many memorable roles during her career. Many may remember Wilson for her role as Rita in the ’95 cult classic film “Friday.”
The show “Moesha” has experienced its share of tragedy amongst cast mates. Lamont Bentley, who portrayed “Hakeem” on the sitcom and starred in the film “Tales from the Hood,” was killed in a single-car accident in 2005. He was 31 years old.
Merlin Santana, who played Moesha’s playboy boyfriend “Ohaji,” was fatally shot six times while sitting in a parked car in South Los Angeles. He was only 26 years old.
Comedian Bernie Mac, who died in 2008 at age 50 due to complications from pneumonia, portrayed Wilson’s boyfriend “Uncle Mitchell.”
The show’s star Brandy Norwood, 33, struck and killed a woman in 2006 on a highway in Los Angeles.
We send our thoughts and prayers to Wilson’s family.
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Check out Wilson’s notable scene from “Friday.”
Touching Yvette Wilson Tribute
Moesha Cast Interview