Sad news today. Natina Reed, member of 90′s R&B girl group Blaque, was killed in a hit-and-run accident as she walked across a street in Atlanta, GA, last night (October 26, 2012).
Tomorrow would have been her 33rd birthday.
Details below…Nothing has been confirm by mainstream media but several notable Atlanta industry heads have confirmed the news online and off.
Reed, a protege of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, had been struggling with drug & alcohol addiction and had been arrested several times over the years.
She was a member of the 90’s girl group Blaque, best known for their song “808”…
Shortly after news broke of the singer/actress’ passing, Reed’s fellow Blaque group member, Brandi Williams, sent out the following heartfelt message:
UPDATE 10/27/12 3:30pm: I just received an official statement from Blaque and the Left Eye Music Family:
Please see the official statement from Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-Devoe regarding the untimely passing of Blaque group member Natina Reed.
On Behalf of Blaque and the entire Left Eye Music Family,
“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.”
R.I.P. Natina Reed (October 28, 1979 – October 26, 2012)