Wanda Smith: “OMG What Happened To Her?!”
Some of our favorite shows have reruns playing all the time. Without them, sometimes we forget all about the shows we were glued to for however many seasons there were.
THIS tragedy struck overnight and I was so blown away when I saw the news of her passing.
The Twittersphere is mourning the death of former ‘Moesha’ star Yvette Wilson, who played Andell Wilkerson. She was 48 years old.
As previously reported by NewsOne.com, Wilson was suffering with Stage 4 cervical cancer and was in dire need of funds in order to pay her mounting medical bills.
Shar Jackson has been sending out tweets asking for prayers for her friend and co-star for the last two hours and finally this tweet came in an hour ago:
Shar J @SharJackson: I wanna thank all my tweeties for their prayers but god has chosen to take my sister Yvette home.. …
Wilson’s death has also been confirmed on her Wikipedia page.
Wilson, who also co-starred in such memorable films such as “House Party 2,” “House Party 3,” and ”Friday,” was not only battling cancer but also had been plagued with kidney problems and needed a kidney transplant as well.
Friend Jeffrey Pittle, a stage 4 cancer survivor himself, created a website for Wilson, so that people could donate money for not only her medical needs but also help with any transportation costs that are associated with her getting to various medical facilities. To date, the site had raised $13,599 of the $25,000 they were seeking — or 54 percent.
As previously reported by NewsOne.com, Wilson is the fifth tragedy that has occurred from the “Moesha” show. Star Brandy Norwood struck and killed a woman with her vehicle. Merlin Santana, who played Moesha’s first boyfriend, “Ohaji,” was only 26 years young when he was shot dead in California as he sat in the passenger seat of a car. Comedian Bernie Mac – who had the recurring role of “Uncle Mitchell” and was Andell’s boyfriend – died in 2008 from complications of pneumonia. And the ever-popular “Hakeem,” Moesha’s sidekick who was played by Lamont Bentley, was killed in a car crash more than 6 years ago.
I had an opportunity to spend some time with her when I was hosting a room in Miami and she would always ask me to take her shopping.
Ms. Wilson was a very sickly person and always had poor health, but her spirit was always high, happy and upbeat and had a smile that could light up a room.
Let’s take a moment and relive some of her best moments.