'Moesha' Actress Yvette Wilson Dead at 48

Yvette Wilson - P 2012
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Yvette Wilson - P 2012

The comedian, who played a friend of Brandy Norwood’s character on the UPN ‘90s show, had been battling cervical cancer.



Yvette Wilson, the comedian best known for her role on the 1990s comedy Moesha, died Thursday of cervical cancer, according to multiple reports. She was 48 and had been battling stage 4 cervical cancer.

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Wilson’s Moesha costar Shar Jackson shared the news Thursday night, tweeting, “I wanna thank all my tweeties for their prayers but god has chosen to take my sister Yvette home.”

According to NewsOne, which was the first to report Wilson’s death, the actress had faced mounting medical bills and had kidney trouble as well. A page had been created to raise money for her medical treatment and sought $25,000.

Wilson played Andell Wilkerson, a friend of Brandy Norwood’s character, on Moesha, and also appeared on that show’s spinoff The Parkers. The actress also had roles in House Party 2, House Party 3, Friday, and on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam.