yvette wilson obit getty 'Moesha' star Yvette Wilson dies at 48   reportThere are reports that actress Yvette Wilson, best known for playing Andell Wilkerson on “Moesha,” has passed away at the age of 48. The actress was suffering from Stage 4 cervical cancer, according to News One.

“Moesha” co-star Shar Jackson has been tweeting about Wilson’s health struggles and passing the last couple of days. Jackson writes:

  • Everyone plz send prayer and light to my sister and best friend Yvette Wilson…..
  • Oh god….. My heart is soooo unbelievably broken ….
  • I wanna thank all my tweeties for their prayers but god has chosen to take my sister Yvette home.. ..

Wilson was born March 6 ,1964 in Los Angeles, Calif. Her first big break came on the TV show “Thea,” starring Thea Vidale and Brandy Norwood. She would then go on to star in over 200 total episodes of “Moesha” and its spin-off, “The Parkers.” In 2002, she received a Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy nomination from the NAACP Image Awards.

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