Actress, R & B singer, rapper of the trio group BLAQUE; Natina Reed died last night at around 10:30 pm EST after being hit by a car on the Lawrenceville highway, north of Atlanta, in the suburb of Lilburn. She was about to turn 33 on Sunday. According to Gwinett Country police; the driver called 911 & his fellow passenger performed CPR on Natina after being hit. Natina was pronounced dead within 30 minutes of arrival into the local medical center. The driver however was reported to be not at fault & no charges were pending. Investigations continue on to determine the cause of Natina’s presence on the spot.
Natina was formerly engaged to rapper & ex fiancé Kurupt & has a son Trenn Brown (10) from him besides being related to Destiny’s Child’s member Farrah Franklin as, cousin. Natina was also mentored by “Left Eye” Lisa Lopes, former member of TLC, who was also a victim of a car accident & died in 2002.
Natina had singles like “808”, “Can’t get it back” & the remix “Bring it all to Me” to her name. The group BLAQUE had recently reunited & was working on an album alongside a reality show.
The other two members of BLAQUE, Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe, released a joint statement saying:
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.
Besides her all time passion in singing Natina also appeared in movies like ‘Bring it On’ (2000) & ‘Honey’ (2003) alongside TV appearances in ‘Ladies Night’ (1997), VIP (2000), ‘Welcome to Atlanta’ (2001), ‘Its Over’ (2001).