Natina Reed, member of the R&B group Blaque, has died in Georgia following what police have described as a 'hit-and-run' incident.
Singer Natina Reed was killed by a car in Georgia on October 26, according to the Sacramento Bee. She was 32 years old. Initially the police stated that it was due to a hit-and-run incident. This statement has now been modified and the Gwinnett County Police Department have stated that the driver was not at fault. The police also stated that no charges are to be filed against the driver.
Reed was a member of the U.S. R&B band Blaque (an acronym of "Believing, Life, Achieving, Quest, Unity and Everything"). The band was successful during the 1990s and enjoyed hits with "808" (a top 10 U.S. hit), "I Do" and "Bring It All To Me".
The band also appeared in the movie "Bring It On" (a teen comedy directed by Peyton Reed and Jim Rowley) and their song "I'm Good" was used in the movie "Honey" (starring Jessica Alba).
The remaining members of the band are Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe. The band members released a statement, from which an extract has been published by Ace Showbiz:
"We are devastated by the loss of our group member, sister and friend Natina Reed. Because of the enormous support of Blaque fans and our love for each another, Blaque officially reunited this fall and we were in the process of working on a new album and a reality show."
According to Contact Music, Reed leaves her 10-year-old son Tren (from a former relationship with the rapper Ricardo Brown (a.k.a. Kurupt).