‘Moesha’ star Yvette Wilson dies of cancer at age 48

By Daniel Levine,

Yvette Wilson, an actress on the ‘90s TV series Moesha, has died at the age of 48 after losing her battle with cervical cancer.

NewsOne first reported her death early Friday, noting that she had been battling Stage 4 cervical cancer. As of late, she had been struggling to pay her medical bills.

Moesha co-star Shar Jackson has been tweeting messages about her friend’s health for the past few days. On Tuesday, she told her followers, “I need my prayer soldiers right now....” On Thursday, she wrote, “F**k Cancer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” and “Oh god..... My heart is soooo unbelievably broken ....”

Minutes later, Jackson wrote, “I wanna thank all my tweeties for their prayers but god has chosen to take my sister Yvette home.. …”

Several celebrity fans have also tweeted their thoughts. Gabrielle Union wrote, “#RIPYVETTEWILSON Great actress from "Moesha" & "The Parkers" She was truly beautiful inside & out. You will be missed. Love & Light.”

The Roots’ Questlove tweeted, “one love to Yvette Wilson. you're on a higher plane now. sad that you will now really never ever ever ever eva--come around here no mo. #RIP.”

People notes that Wilson was best known for her role as Andell Wilkerson on Moesha, which ran from 1996 to 2001. She also starred on the series’ spin off, The Parkers. Her film appearances include House Party 2, House Party 3 and Friday. Her career took off when she starred in the 1993 series Thea.

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