Popular Sitcom Actress Dead at 48

Jun 15, 2012  •  Post A Comment

An actress known for her work in popular sitcoms along with a string of feature film appearances has died, TheWrap.com reports. Yvette Wilson, 48, died after a long battle with cervical cancer, the story reports.

Wilson is best known from her sitcom work on "Moesha" and "The Parkers." A stand-up comedian as well as an actress, she appeared on Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam” and had parts in films including “Friday” and the “House Party” movies.

Wilson’s friend Jeffrey Pittle posted this statement today on Wilson’s website, which had been created to raise funds for her medical expenses: "It is with a heavy heart that I can verify that Yvette passed away last evening after a lengthy and hard battle. She was a fighter to the end, and her talent, humor and amazing friendship will be sorely missed. She will live on through her awesome body of work."

During her health struggle, Wilson needed kidney transplants. Her cancer recently returned "after an extended retreat," Pittle explained.

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