'Moesha' Actress Yvette Wilson Dies at 48

"God has chosen to take my sister Yvette home," co-star Shar Jackson tweeted late Thursday.

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Most people remember comedian and actress Yvette Wilson best for her role on the '90s sitcom Moesha -- on which she played Andell Wilkerson alongside Brandy -- and the show's spinoff, The Parkers. Today the Washington Post reports that she has died at age 48 after a battle with cervical cancer. Wilson's former co-star Shar Jackson tweeted late Thursday, "God has chosen to take my sister Yvette home"”

Wilson’s friend, creative director Jeffrey Pittle, created a Give Forward page to raise money for the actress’s medical bills in January. “Yvette has experienced kidney failure, kidney transplants and cervical cancer, among other things,” Pittle wrote. “Her cancer has come back after an extended retreat, and doctors are saying it’s very aggressive this time out.”

Request for comment from Pittle on Wilson’s passing has not been returned.

News of Wilson’s death spread quickly on Twitter, where her name became a trending topic. Famous Twitter users Jackee Harry, Niecy Nash and Loni Love remembered her.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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