Moesha star Yvette Wilson has died at the age of 48 due to complications from stage 4 cervical cancer.
Wilson battled cervical cancer as well as kidney disease, and needed a kidney transplant. A friend, Jeffrey Pittle, created a website for people to donate money to help with her medical bills and help with transportation costs. The website raised 56% of the $25,000 needed before she died.
Pittle confirmed Wilson’s death to CNN, saying she passed away on Thursday. Wilson also starred on the UPN networks “Moesha” spin off “The Parkers.”
Her big break came with “Thea,” a short-lived sitcom in 1993; however, it was canceled after 19 episodes. This experience helped her get a role in “House Party 3.” She also had a minor role in the 1995 comedy movie “Friday” as Smokey’s blind date. In addition, she has appeared in films such as “Poetic Justice”, starring Janet Jackson, and the film parody “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.”
She also made regular appearances at Russell Simmon’s “Def Comedy Jam,” People reported.
After hearing of her death form “Moesha” co-star Shar Jackson tweeted, My heart is soooo unbelievably broken. I wanna thank all my tweeties for their prayers but God has chosen to take my sister Yvette home.”