RIP: ‘Moesha’ Star Yvette Wilson Succumbs to Cancer

by Britni Danielle

Comedian and Actress Yvette Wilson lost her long battle with cervical cancer Thursday evening, passing away at the age of 48-years-old.

Last month we reported about Wilson’s struggle with the disease and the fundraising effort on her behalf to pay for her mounting medical bills, but the actress best-known for her staring roles in the sitcoms Moesha and The Parkers succumbed to the disease.

Fans and colleagues have been sending their condolences via Twitter and Facebook, and her close friend and former co-star Shar Jackson expressed her grief over Wilson’s death, tweeting, “Oh god….. My heart is soooo unbelievably broken ….”

Jackson went on to thank those who expressed their condolences for her friend, telling fans, “I wanna thank all my tweeties for their prayers but god has chosen to take my sister Yvette home…..”

After attending San Jose State University in California, Wilson began her entertainment career as a stand up comic, touring the comedy club circuit before landing several on screen roles including Def Comedy Jam, House Party 3, Friday, In Living Color, Moesha, and the Parkers. 

  • http://afrikanmami.blogspot.com African Mami

    Aiyayiyaiyai!!! So sad!!

    May the peace that surpasses all understanding surround her family!

    Cancer is no joke, and it’s my believe that she has now found utter and complete healing from pain.

  • ghia graham hunter

    R.I.P.

  • Bridget

    My thoughts & prayers to Yvette’s family, many friends and fans. Rest peacefully Yvette.

  • Shirl

    Wow..so sad. My condolences to her family and friends.

  • Sunshine

    Rest on my sister! We thank God for allowing you’ to be with us as long as he did

  • andryce76

    R.I.P. Miss Wilson

  • Shawalli

    My prayers go out to her family.

  • TMari

    God, has called his child 2 come on home.A..k.a Andell, doesn’t have to suffer anymore.My prayers & condolences 2 the family.

  • TMari

    God, has called his child 2 come on home.A..k.a Andell, doesn’t have to suffer anymore. Prayers & condolences 2 the family.

  • http://google STEVEN ANDREWS

    THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY. EARTH HAS NO SORROW HEAVEN CAN’T HEAL. SHE IS NOT GONE, SHE’S ONLY CHANGED HER ADDRESS. R.I.P. YVETTE

  • reba

    cancer is real it takes beautiful ppl from us plz get ur screening for right now it is unstoppable may the lord carry her family through this

  • http://Clutch Julia

    R.I .P Yvette <3 <3

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  • http://www.debraturner.webs.com Debra Turner

    To the family of Yvette Wilson, we are sorry for your loss. Rip Yvette Wilson. You were a delight to those that knew you both near and far.

  • who run the world?…GOD

    Awww R.I.P. I’ll always remember her bright smile!

  • Beverly

    She was not on Moesha…she was on The parkers.

  • minna k.

    She was on both shows. “The Parkers” was a “Moesha” spin-off show.

    :)

  • sharay

    She was on Moesha first. She played Andell and then left the show for The Parkers when it aired.

  • Jasmine

    She was on Moesha also… I use to watch the show everyday. Facts before fiction.

  • http://glendathegoodfoodiewordpress.com Glenda Thomas

    RIP YVETTE.
    I only knew you from tv but your lifesork brought a
    smile and laughs to me and many others.
    I’m sorry you’re gone.

  • Aimee

    R.I.P Miss Wilson. My prayers are with your family.

  • Dalili

    :-( My condolences to her loved ones.

  • jacqueline king

    r.i.p

  • tina arigbe

    Yvette Wilson started on “Thea” she played a friend of Brandy’s mother. Thea came out years before Moesha and The Parkers.

  • apple

    did she die because she couldn’t afford the treatment?

  • nicole king

    Yvette was truly funny and a pleasure to watch no matter what she was acting in. God bless her family and may she rest in peace.

  • binks

    So sad, may she rest in peace

  • http://www.styleillusions.com WIP

    That’s sad to hear; she was still young.

  • Queen

    So sad to hear this :( Loved her in Moesha and the Parkers. Truly a pleasure to watch. RIP.

  • http://yahoo.com michelle childs

    you shouldbe ashamed to say did she die because she couldn’t afford the treatment she died because she was very sick you should watch your comments because you don’t know who is reading them her family could be reading these comments can they grieve without people making comments damn.

  • http://Facebook Marie Johnson

    Beverly.This is no time to pass along harsh words nor insults. But if you would look back and check the status of Yvette Wilson’s career,she did have a part as Andell Wilkerson on “Moesha”,as club owner for young students to hang out at. Then she had a role in the “Parker’s along side Monique and Candice Vaughan.Maybe you were too young to know. Check your information before sounding off on “other’s”. If you didn’t know for sure,you should have kept that to yourself. This is a moment of sending condolences,and not what you don’t know or think you know. Further more did you read the information that was given by her Friend,Mr.Pittle on her passing?

  • Guest

    Marie Johnson. Who made you Miss Righteous and ruler of all. You are pointing the finger at Beverly when in fact ALL of you are wrong. Now is a time to pray for a cure for cancer and the it remaining victims. Everybody is so concerned with proofing a point as if that really matters which sitcom she appeared on. Improve yourself prior to calling out other people.

  • http://Facebook Marie Johnson

    I stand corrected as well. Thank you Tina Arigbe for sharing Yvette’s role playing the best friend to Brandy’s mother on “Thea”. Then years later on “Moesha”,and the spin-off to the”Parker’s”.Thanks again Ms,Arigbe.

  • chanela

    thank you clutch for having a RESPECTFUL headline. i can’t stand when a celebrity passes away and instead of saying “succombed to” “passed away” people like TMZ say ” _____ DEAD at age 22″ putting “dead” is just so … harsh. it just rubs me the wrong way.

    anyways good job on being proper and respectful : )

  • Sha

    @ Apple:I believe you asked an honest question.Yvette must of struggled to afford the treatment because as per the second paragraph there was a fundraiser set up to help her pay for her mounting medical bills. As for Michele Child’s response people are free to comment about anything they want.Apple did not make any derogatory comments about Yvette.If you don’t like it maybe you should read the article and bypass the comment section.You should also be ashamed of your punctuation. Your sentences shouldn’t drag. RIP Yvette and my condolences to the family.(If they are reading this)

  • Sha

    @ Apple:I believe you asked an honest question.Yvette must of struggled to afford the treatment because as per the second paragraph there was a fundraiser set up to help her pay for her mounting medical bills. As for Michele Child’s response people are free to comment about anything they want.Apple did not make any derogatory comments about Yvette.If you don’t like it maybe you should read the article and bypass the comment section.You should also be ashamed of your punctuation. Your sentences shouldn’t drag. RIP Yvette and my condolences to the family…If they are reading this!

  • Claudette Ysaguirre

    Yvette and I went to Mount Vernon together and we were very good friends throughout school during that time I loved her as a friend and often thought about her. It absolutely broke my heart when my son gave me such sad news i cried. She will surely be missed and I hope you can let me know when is her funeral i just want to say goodby to my then junior high school friend. So sad So Sad for me.

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