Moesha Actress, Yvette Wilson, Dies at 48
Yvette Wilson, an American comedian and actress best known for her role as Andell Wilkerson on Moesha, and its spinoff The Parkers, passed away Thursday evening after a battle with cervical cancer. She was 48, confirms NewsOne.com and other news outlets.
"It is with a heavy heart that I can verify that Yvette passed away last evening after a lengthy and hard battle," said her close friend, Jeffrey Pittle, who organized an effort to help pay for medical expenses and funeral arrangements. "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. I would ask that you continue to donate on this page to support her family in this trying and sad time. Thank you SO much for your support and love for Yvette – she knew it, read your comments and it lifted her up."
Visit the fundraiser site at giveforward.com/supportyvettewilson.
Wilson also appeared in comedy films such as House Party 2, House Party 3, Friday, and on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam. Her big break came in 1993, on the short-lived ABC sitcom Thea, which, like the later Moesha, also starred Brandy Norwood.
Her Moesha costar Shar Jackson Tweeted Thursday evening: "I wanna thank all my tweeties for their prayers but God has chosen to take my sister Yvette home."