Natina Reed, star of hit 2000 cheerleading film Bring It On, died on Friday. Natina Reed, 32, was killed by a car as she was walking along a highway outside of Atlanta, GA. Reed was also a member of the female R&B group Blaque, which had a handful of hits in the late 90’s.
According to police reports, Natina Reed was struck and killed by a car as she was walking along Lawrenceville Highway near Hamilton Road outside of Atlanta. An initial investigation appears to indicate Reed was actually in the road when she was hit by the car.
The driver of the car called 911. A bystander attempted to perform CPR on Reed at the scene of the accident. Reed was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 10:59 PM ET.
Natina Reed was a protégée of the late rapper Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes from TLC, who died in a car accident in 2002. Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe of Blaque issued a joint statement mourning Reed’s loss.
“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.”
Police have determined the driver was not at fault in the accident and there are no charges pending against them. Natina Reed is survived by her ten-year-old son with rapper Kurupt, Tren Brown. Reed would have been 33 on Sunday.
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