Actress Yvette Wilson of ‘Moesha’ and ‘The Parkers’ Sitcoms Dies of Cancer at 48
We want to pray for Yvette Wilson’s family in this time grief and pain. RIP Yvette.
Actress and comedian Yvette Wilson has lost her fight against cervical cancer at the age of 48, CNN’s confirmed. A friend of Wilson, Jeffrey Pittle, tells us that she passed away on Thursday around 7 p.m.
Wilson was perhaps best known for portraying Andell Wilkerson on the ’90s sitcom “Moesha,” on which she starred alongside singer Brandy in the titular role. She also played Andell on the “Moesha” spin-off “The Parkers,” which also starred Oscar winner Mo’Nique and aired from 1999 to 2004.
The Washington Post reported more information on her medical conditions:
Pittle, a creative director, created a Give Forward page to raise money for the actress’s medical bills in January. “Yvette has experienced kidney failure, kidney transplants and cervical cancer, among other things,” Pittle wrote. “Her cancer has come back after an extended retreat, and doctors are saying it’s very aggressive this time out.”