'Moesha' and 'The Parkers' star Yvette Wilson dead at 48

By Reno R. Greenidge,
"She was a fighter to the end, and her talent, humor and amazing friendship will be sorely missed,"

Moesha and The Parkers cast and fans bade farewell to comedian/actress Yvette Wilson yesterday as news spread about her death at the young age of 48. Wilson's passing was confirmed via twitter by her best friend and Moesha co-star, Shar Jackson.

R.I.P #YvetteWilson on Twitpic

"Everyone plz send prayer and light to my sister and best friend Yvette Wilson. I need my prayer soldiers right now," Jackson tweeted. "F*ck Cancer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh God. My heart is soooo unbelivably broken. I wanna thank all my tweeties for their prayers but God has chosen to take my sister Yvette home."

According to TMZ, Wilson's cervical cancer was at stage 4 when she passed away.

The Yvette Wilson "Cancer Sucks Fund," organized by close friend Jeffrey Pittle, and found on her GiveForward website support page, raised $13,624.00 of their goal of $50,000.00 toward medical care expenses for Wilson. Although their goal was not met, the fundraiser program intends to continue until Sept. 15 to assist her family with bills and funeral arrangements.

"It is with a heavy heart that I can verify that Yvette passed away last evening after a lengthy and hard battle. She was a fighter to the end, and her talent, humor and amazing friendship will be sorely missed," stated Jeffery Pittle on the fundraiser website. "She will live on through her awesome body of work. I would ask that you continue to donate on this page to support her family in this trying and sad time. Thank you SO much for your support and love for Yvette - she knew it, read your comments and it lifted her up. Again, thank you."

Yvette Wilson will always be known for her accomplishments as Andell Wikerson, her role on the popular UPN sitcom Moesha, and its spinoff The Parkers, beside lead actresses Brandy and Mo'Nique, respectively. Her sly words of wisdom, and sarcastic wit will forever fill fans of both shows with laughs for years to come.

If they can't get enough of her there, they need only turn to her roles on many popular comedy films. House Party 2, House Party 3 and Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam complete her body of work and legacy for fans to enjoy her smile one more time.

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