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R.I.P. Yvette Wilson

17 June 2012 12:05 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Yvette Wilson, best known for portraying Andell Wilkerson on the Upn sitcom Moesha, has died in Los Angeles following a long battle against cervical cancer. Wilson, who was 48, died June 14. Moesha starred the singer Brandy as the title character. Wilkerson also played Andell on the Moesha spin-off The Parkers, which also starred Mo’Nique and ran from 1999 to 2004. In addition to The Parkers, Wilson also appeared in the series Thea as well as the movies Friday, Poetic Justice and House Party 2 and 3, Wilson, a Los Angeles native, began her career as a stand-up comedian. »


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'Moesha' star Yvette Wilson dies at 48 - report

15 June 2012 7:58 AM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

There are reports that actress Yvette Wilson, best known for playing Andell Wilkerson on "Moesha," has passed away at the age of 48. The actress was suffering from Stage 4 cervical cancer, according to News One.

"Moesha" co-star Shar Jackson has been tweeting about Wilson's health struggles and passing the last couple of days. Jackson writes:

Everyone plz send prayer and light to my sister and best friend Yvette Wilson.....Oh god..... 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.. ..

Wilson was born March 6 ,1964 in Los Angeles, Calif. Her first big break came on the TV show "Thea," starring Thea Vidale and Brandy Norwood. She would then go on to star in over 200 total episodes of "Moesha" and its spin-off, "The Parkers." In 2002, she received a Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy nomination from the NAACP Image Awards. »


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Yvette Wilson, Moesha Actress, Dies: Reports

15 June 2012 7:20 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Comedian Yvette Wilson, who had been battling stage 4 cervical cancer and kidney disease, died Thursday, reports and other news outlets. She was 48. Wilson was best known as Andell Wilkerson on Upn's Moesha and its spinoff, The Parkers. In addition, she appeared in the movies House Party 2, House Party 3 and Friday. Wilson's 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." According to NewsOne, Wilson went to California's San Jose State University and became a regular on Russell Simmon's Def Comedy Jam. »

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