Actress Yvette Wilson, best known for her role as Andell Wilkerson on the hit 90s sit-com “Moesha” and later, its spinoff, “The Parkers,” has died, CNN reports. She was 48.
The Los Angeles-born actress succumbed to cervical cancer after a variety of medical problems. According to a website created to meet her mounting medical bills, she also suffered from kidney failure. The site, started by friend Jeffrey Pittle, had raised half of the needed $25,000 for a kidney transplant and other medical bills at the time of her death. Pittle confirmed Wilson’s death to CNN, saying she passed away on Thursday.
Wilson began her career as a comedian, even appearing on Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam. She had also appeared in a number of films including House Party 3, Friday and Poetic Justice alongside Janet Jackson.
Shar Jackson, Wilson’s co-star on Moesha and Kevin Federline’s ex-girlfriend, tweeted, “Oh god….. My heart is soooo unbelievably broken…god has chosen to take my sister Yvette home…”