Sad news from the music world: Natina Reed, who performed with the ’90s R&B group Blaque, is dead at the age of 32. She was fatally struck by a car near Atlanta. Reports E! Online:
According to a press release sent from the Gwinnett (Ga.) Police Department to E! News, police received a call of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. “The driver of the vehicle contacted 911 to request assistance,” the press release states. “Natina Reed was pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Center at 10:59 p.m. E.S.T.”
“Preliminary information indicates that Reed was in the roadway on Lawrenceville Highway near Hamilton Road when struck,” the release continues. Though the investigation is ongoing, the release states that the driver “was determined to be not at fault and there are no charges pending.”
Her fellow Blaque members, Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe, said the following in a released statement: “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.” The statement also mentioned an album and a reality show that the group was working on at the time of Reed’s death.
She is survived by her son, 10-year-old Tren Brown, whose father is the rapper Kurupt.
Read more at E! Online.