Natina Reed, member of the R&B group Blaque and Bring It On actress, passed away over the weekend when she was struck by a vehicle. Confirmed by E!News, the accident occurred around 10:30 pm Oct. 26th near Atlanta. The driver of the car called 911 immediately, and the Gwinnett Medical center pronounced Reed dead at 10:59 pm.
E!News reports of the ongoing investigation:
“Preliminary information indicates that Reed was in the roadway on Lawrenceville Highway near Hamilton Road when struck,” the release continues. Though the investigation is ongoing, the release states that the driver “was determined to be not at fault and there are no charges pending.”
Reed was best known for her memorable role in the greatest cheer-leading movie in existence, 2000’s Bring It On. She is survived by her ten year old son Tren Brown with rapper Kurupt. Reed would have been 33 on Sunday. Her Blaque band-mates released a statement in remembrance of their dear friend:
“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.”
Our hearts go out to Natina’s family and friends in this horrible time.