Very sad news. According to reports, actress #DellaReese (real name #Delloreese Patricia) died, Sunday, November 19th. Earlier this month, it was rumored that she had been sick. The family has yet to release a statement. She was 86. In 2016, it was rumored that her health had been failing, as she used a wheelchair, following two serious brain surgeries. She also suffered from diabetes.
#DellaReese was a #jazz, #gospel, and #popsinger; #film and #television #actress; one-time talk-show hostess; and ordained #minister, whose career has spanned six decades. She has also appeared as a guest on several talk shows and as a panelist on numerous game shows. Reese’s long career began as a singer, scoring a hit with her 1959 single “Don’t You Know?”. In the late 1960s, she hosted her own talk show, #Della, which ran for 197 episodes. She also starred in films beginning in 1975, including playing opposite #ReddFoxx in #HarlemNights (1989), #MartinLawrence in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996) and Elliott Gould in Expecting Mary (2010). She achieved continuing success in the television religious fantasy drama #TouchedByAnAngel (1994–2003), in which Reese played the leading role of Tess.