At the young age of 32 years old and just one day before turning 33, Natina Reed of the 90′s R&B group Blaque has passed away.
Natina, who starred in Bring It Own and was known as the late Left Eye’s proteje was killed Friday night Gwinnett, Ga.after being hit by a car.
While rumors spread the accident was a hit-and run, police have confirmed the driver of the vehicle called 911 after the accident occurred at 10:30 PM and Reed was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Reed “was in the roadway on Lawrenceville Highway near Hamilton Road when struck.” Police are investigating the accident and are saying the driver “was determined to be not at fault and there are no charges pending.”
Former Blaque members Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe released a statement saying,
“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.”
Natina is survived by her 10-year-old son, Tren Brown, with whom she had with Kurupt.
Our condolences and thoughts are with Natina’s family during this difficult time.