We started the week by receiving some sad news from the world of entertainment as word quickly spread across social media about the sudden passing of a beloved actress.

According to CNN, Actress Natalie Desselle Reid, well known as the one of the stars of the movie B.A.P.S. and Def Jam's "How To Be A Player" passed away on Monday after a battle with colon cancer. She was 53 years old.

Reid is originally from Alexandria, Louisiana who also attended Grambling State University and went on to become a respected actress, landing her first role in 1996's "Set It Off". A year later she would earn her first starring role alongside Halle Berry in B.A.P.S. and she would also go on in that same year to star in "How To Be A Player".

She also appeared in many TV sitcoms including "Eve" and TV dramas like "ER".

She leaves behind her husband Leonard Reid and 3 children. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Desselle and Reid Families.

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