RIP Natina Reed: 1990s R&B Star, Hit in Road and Killed

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Nineties R&B star Natina Reed, who appeared in the cheerleading film Bring it On, died Friday night after being hit by a car in Georgia.

Natina Reed, Bring it On, Blaque
Reed, 32, was a member of 90s R&B group Blaque, along with Shamari Fears DeVoe and Brandi Williams. Authorities said she died almost instantly after she was hit. The police department said the driver who hit her called 911 at about 10:30 p.m. to report the accident, and Reed was pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Center in Georgia about a half hour later.

Police said she was in the roadway, and the driver will not face charges because he was determined not to be at fault.

Reed, who played cheerleader Jenelope, was a protege of the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, who died after crashing her car. She has a 10-year-old son with rapper Kurupt.

Her bandmate, Devoe, paid tribute to her on Twitter:

My heart and my soul is in so much pain. My sister, my best friend, I will always love you. My world as I know it has forever changed. Until we meet again, may you find comfort in the arms of an angel. I love you Natina.

And actress Gabrielle Union, who starred in Bring it On with Reed, also paid her respects on Twitter.