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Della Reese, Star Of ‘Touched By An Angel,’ Dies Aged 86

Published: Monday 20th Nov 2017 by Sam

Condolences are pouring in for singer and ‘Touched By An Angel’ actress Della Reese, who has sadly died aged 86.

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In a statement to PEOPLE, her longtime costar Roma Downey confirmed the passing (which occurred last night) in a statement:

“On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved Della Reese has passed away peacefully at her California home last evening surrounded by love. She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and pastor, as well as an award-winning actress and singer. Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people,

She was a mother to me and I had the privilege of working with her side by side for so many years on Touched By an Angel. I know heaven has a brand new angel this day. Della Reese will be forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace, sweet angel. We love you.”

The much loved actress leaves behind children James, Franklin, and Dominique, as well as husband Franklin Lett.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

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  1. November 20, 2017

    RIP.

  2. Jamie November 20, 2017

    Rest her soul. A Legend!!!!

  3. Truth Dot Com November 20, 2017

    I loved her in Harlem Nights! Vera has gone on home to be with the lord!
    Madame Della Reese say hello to Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Charlie Murphy, Tommy Ford, Robin Harris, and Reynaldo Rey. Dang thats damn near the whole cast!

  4. Bam November 20, 2017

    Grew up watching TBA with my grandmother we LOVED that show and Della Reese, and I still occasionally hum the TBA theme song. Truly sad but she’s had a great life and left a great legacy.

  5. Casual November 20, 2017

    When you walk down the road
    Heavy burden, heavy load
    I will rise, and I’ll walk with you
    I’ll walk with you ’til the Sun don’t even shine
    Walk with you every time
    I tell ya I’ll walk with you
    Walk with you
    Believe me, I’ll walk with you

  6. MUSICHEAD November 20, 2017

    Loved her, especially in Harlem Nights. “All my h*** is honest” lol. RIP.

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