Roommates and fans were recently shocked and saddened to learn that actress Natalie Desselle suddenly passed away after a private battle with colon cancer – and her former co-star Halle Berry was one of them. Halle, who starred with Natalie Desselle in the 1997 film “BAPS”, used social media to respond to the heartbreaking news.
For many, Halle Berry and Natalie Desselle will always be connected because of their role in the comedy “BAPS”, which is why it was especially sad to see Halle’s reaction to the news that Natalie recently passed away.
In a short post on Instagram, Halle published a GIF of her and Natalie from “BAPS” with the headline “I’m totally shocked. Completely heartbroken. I need a minute RIP @nataliedessellereid. ”
As we previously reported, a family member announced that she had battled colon cancer and that she was first diagnosed earlier this year. The website also reports that Natalie was in hospice care during her final days and was surrounded by loved ones as she transitioned.
Fellow actress Holly Robinson Peete was the first person to share the news on social media. Holly wrote in a tweet: “Just absolutely decimated by this news… Actress Natalie Desselle, a shining star, passed away this morning. I met her when my mother ran her. She will be so missed … send prayers to her children and her husband. “
Shortly thereafter, an official statement was posted on Natalie’s Instagram account confirming the sad news.
The statement read: “It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share the loss of our beautiful Natalie this morning. She was a bright light in this world. A queen. An extraordinary mother and wife. Her varied career has touched so many and she will be loved forever. Of course, we grieve and process this profound loss and thank you in advance for respecting our privacy during this extremely difficult time. “
We would like to express our condolences to Natalie’s family.
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