Natina Reed of Blaque and 'Bring it On' dies at 32

natina-reed-dead-bring-it-on.jpgSad news out of Atlanta: Natina Reed, a member of the late '90s R&B girl group Blaque and one of the stars of seminal 2000 teen comedy "Bring it On" has died at age 32 after being hit by a car on Friday, Oct. 26.

According to E! Online, the singer/actress was rushed to the hospital after the driver of the car that struck her called 911, where she was pronounced dead. The Gwinnett, Ga. Police Department issued a press release about the incident, which says the driver "was determined to be not at fault and there are no charges pending."

Reed would have turned 33 on Sunday, Oct. 28. She is survived by her 10-year-old son, Tren Brown.

Reed's bandmates Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-De Voe say in a statement that they're devastated by the news. The three women had recently reunited to record a new album.

"We are devastated by the loss of our group member, sister and friend Natina Reed," they write. "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."
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