R.I.P. Natina Reed

We start this edition with some very, very, very sad and sombering news – Natina Reed, a singer from the group Blaque and actress from the 2000 movie “Bring It On,” tragically passed away last Friday night outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Reed was only 32 years old.

Reed is survived by her son Tren, just ten years of age, and scores of lives she touched along the way. That’s because from all accords, Reed was a charismatic woman who had a number of friends in many places.

To me, what makes this especially hard is the nature of how the death occurred. Apparently Reed was walking along a busy highway and was struck by a vehicle – the driver was not charged. It is not known why she was walking along the stretch of road and that fact has to be so, so difficult for those close to her to comprehend. I feel awful about this.

Blaque recently got back together, with a new album and reality show in the works. It is obviously unknown at this time how this will affect those plans.

We send our thoughts, prayers and strength to Reed’s family and friends, and this is just another reminder of how important it is to treasure each day and always tell others your honest thoughts of them, even if you feel silly in doing so. Life is precious and there are so many unimportant things we embrace, while forgetting the truly important ones.

R.I.P. Natina Reed.