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'Moesha' Actress Dies of Cancer: Stars Mourn on Twitter

Jun 15, 2012 | 5:16am EDT


Moesha star Yvette Wilson lost her battle with cervical cancer Thursday, according to reports.

The 48-year-old actress, who played Andell Wilkerson on the UPN sitcom, was also known for her roles in big screen comedies like Friday and House Party 2.

Her Moesha co-star Shar Jackson was one of the first to break the sad news on Twitter: "I wanna thank all my tweeties for their prayers but god has chosen to take my sister Yvette home."

After her death, other stars tweeted their memories and condolences: 

"#RIPYVETTEWILSON Great actress from "Moesha" & "The Parkers" She was truly beautiful inside & out. You will be missed. Love & Light." — Gabrielle Union

"R.I.P Yvette Wilson (Andell From The Parkers). She recently lost her battle with cancer. Life is short, so cherish yours." — Lauryn Hill

"R.I.P: Yvette Wilson who is the character Andell on Moesha & The Parkers. She passed away tonight after battling cervical cancer." — Will Ferrell

"God bless u Yvette wilson. Tears in my eyes. Keep God laughing." — Jamie Foxx

"Yvette Wilson always a sweetheart... Need a moment. Y'all join me in my twitter moment of silence respecting a beautiful funny lady & friend." — Marlon Wayons

"Rip Yvette Wilson...thank u for many years of laughs from Moesha & The Parker's." — Niecy Nash

"RIP Yvette Wilson." — Russell Simmons

"Good Morning. Prayers for the family and friends of Yvette Wilson who died of Cervix Cancer this morning." — Countess Vaughn

"Heartbreaking News: Yvette Wilson, 48, Andell from "The Parkers" & Stand Up Comic loses her battle with Cancer." — Loni Love

"RIP 2 my first TV love and friend in a real way Yvette Wilson." — Ricky Harris

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