According to reports, Natina Reed of late-’90s girl group Blaque was killed early this morning, Saturday (October 27) in Atlanta due to a hit-and-run accident as she was crossing the street.
Friends, family and fans reacted to the sad news online…
The news of the raptress’s passing started plenty of Twitter trending topics, including #Blaque and #Natina Reed.
It was rumored that Reed was back in the studio with her group, Blaque to work on an upcoming album. Blaque member Brandi Williams’ sent out her message online:
“Last night the world was changed forever, life will never be the same….she was my sister.”
The Roots’ ?uestlove also tweeted, along with the video for Blaque’s “808.”
“Man. in eerie Left Eye fashion….rip to Blaque’s Natina Reed.”
“Bring It On” co-star Grabielle Union added:
“#RIP #Sad #BringItOn.”
Producer Isaac Hayes III, shared his thoughts through photos, posting a picture of the star on Instagram with a caption that read:
“R.I.P. Natina Reed of the Group Blaque. Killed by a Hit & Run last night. So sad.”
Reed is best known as one-third of the Atlanta-based girl act, who achieved success for their hits “808” and “Bring It All to Me,” which featured ‘NSYNC’s JC Chasez.
The rapper was also remembered for her acting career, starring in the 2000 hit comedy “Bring It On” along with her group members. Reed would have turned 33 on Sunday. She was said to be a protégé of the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, who also passed due to a car accident, leaving behind a girl group, TLC, in 2002.
Reed is survived by her 10-year-old son, Tren Brown, with rapper Kurupt.